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  CSPAN    Capitol Hill Hearings    News/Business.  

    September 5, 2012
    8:00 - 12:59am EDT  

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♪ hard effort, the longest economic expansion in history. we found we could find a way to balance the budget and protect our values. i believe if the american people give you the honor of serving you should keep doing it when you leave office. >> ♪ all i need all i need, baby, baby >> i set this up so i could pursue causes i would have an impact on. it is a foundation committed to taking on the biggest challenges. my life has been a balance between fulfilling and responding to when they come on up. everybody has a responsibility to fulfill. good we all do better when we
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♪ put your hands together ♪ for you, i do my best 's in storew what i work together. 5 he helped create a model who for individual responsibility at all of us are going to bee studying for a long time. ♪oo >> president bill clinton. ♪ all i need all i need, yeah stop thinking about tomorrow ♪ [applause]
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oh ♪ hey ♪ll i need ♪ oh, yeah >> thank you. mr. mayor, fellow democrats, we oh, oh, all i need i need to get by are here to nominate a president, and i have got one in mind. i want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. i want to nominate a man who ran for president in an already
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♪ thank you . [applause] ♪ weak economy and just six weeks before an election, one of the biggest recession, a man who stopped the recession and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while no matter how many jobs he saved or created, there would be millions more weighted, worried about our own kids, trying to keep their >> four years ago, i delivered on my promise to pass health reform before the end of my first term. it helps make sure you do not have to worry about being -- going broke because because your loved one gets sick. insurance companies can no hopes alive. i want a man who burns for america on the inside. [applause] i want a man who believes with no doubt we can build a new american economy driven by
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longer play lifetime limits. they can no longer drop your coverage when you need it most. they can no longer discriminate against children with pre- existing conditions. pretty soon, they will no longer to be able -- no longer be able to deny you coverage on breast cancer, cervical cancer, or charge more for care does because you are a woman. new access to preventive care innovation and creativity, education, and by cooperation, and after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [applause] like mammograms and cancer screenings with no copiague, no deductible, no out-of-pocket costs for more than 20 million women. plans are not rigid plans are going to begin to cover the care.of healtjh i do not think insurance companies should control the i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i probably nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party -- proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. in tampa a few days ago we heard a lot of talk about how the president and the democrats do
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care that you get. i do not think politicians should control the care that you get. i think there is one person to make these decisions on health care and that is you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome bruce from ohio. -- libby bruce from ohio. not believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to bea dependet now on the government, how bad we are on the economy. this alternative universe says that everyone of us in this room who amounts to anything, we are all completely self made. one of the greatest german the >> nine weeks ago today, my daughter was born. she is a perfect, healthy little girl. because i have endometriosis, i feel particularly lucky to have her. when i was 18, i began experiencing severe pelvic and abdominal pain. i went to so many doctors, but nobody had any answers. several doctors out right democratic party ever had, bob strauss and -- which is rated one of the greatest democrat, bob strauss says every american wants you to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself, but he admitted it ain't so. we democrats think the country works better with real
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dismissed me. treaty my pain as the product of kid's imagination. finally, i went to planned parenthood. [applause] they listened to me as no one else had. they answered my questions. a caring nurse practitioner told me she thought i had endometriosis. she connected me with an opportunities. with business and government working together to promote growth and proudly share prosperity. we believe we are all in this together is a far better philosophy than we are on our own. [applause] excellent, respectful surgeon who removed the growth in my pelvis and finally, i got better. [applause] 12 years later, i am still so grateful for the excellent, affordable, respectful care i received from planned parenthood. [applause] who is right? since 1961 the republicans have held the white house 28 years, the democrats' 24. , our privates commo
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i am especially grateful because endometriosis is the leading cause of infertility. without planned parenthood, my pain would have been continued and i would not have had my daughter today. [applause] when mitt romney and paul ryan make threats about getting rid of planned parenthood funding, it is clear they have not given a thought to women like me. women with limited resources to our sick and scared. economy has built 66 million private-sector jobs, so what is the jobs for? republicans 24 million, democrats 42. [applause] there is a reason for this. have they have not thought about, babies like mind who are able to be here only because their mothers were able to receive the health care they needed. president obama understands and he cares and that is why i am here. i am here tonight i for my daughter to stand up for her because critics so that when she grows up, planned parenthood will be there for her, too. it turns out advancing opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because of poverty and ignorance restrict growth. when you do not invest in new ideas, it does not just cut off the people affected, it hurts us all.
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>> please welcome cecile richards, the president of planned parenthood. [applause] >> good evening. good evening. on behalf of the millions of mothers, daughters, wives, we know investments in infrastructure and research increase growth. they increase -- they create more wealth for all the rest of us. there is something i have noticed lately. you probably have, too. maybe it is because i grew up in a different time common yahoo but though i disagree -- why sisters, and friends, republicans and democrats who counted on planned parenthood for health care and in honor of the thousands and doctors of the staff of planned parenthood all across america, i am proud tonight to support the reelection of president barack obama. [applause] two years ago, when paul ryan grew up in a different time, though i disagree with republicans, i do not hate them the way they seem to hate us. [applause] that would be impossible for me, because president eisenhower sent federal troops to my home state to help little rock high school who.
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took over theeohner house of representatives, they promised they would create jobs. instead, on day one, they came after women's health and they have not let up since. first, they voted to end cancer screenings for 5 million women. they voted to end funding for birth control with planned i worked non the first round of welfare reform and with president george h. w. bush on national education goals. i am actually very grateful. i have to be grateful that savedent george w. bauscush the lives of millions of people parenthood, and, for good measure, they even tried to redefine rates. -- rape. audience: boo! >> mitt romney is planning to get rid of planned parenthood and overturn roe vs. wade. we will not let him. [applause] this past year, women learned that when we are at not at the table, we are on the menu. in poor countries, and i have been honored to work with both presidents bush on the aftermath of the tsunami, hurricane katrina, the horrible earthquake in haiti. through my foundation, i am working all the time with democrats, republicans, and independents. sometimes i cannot tell you who i am working with because we focus on seizing opportunities and not fighting all the time.
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this november, women are organizing, mobilizing, and we are voting for the leaders to fight for us. -- who fight for us. when planned parenthood was founded, birth control was illegal. as a result, few women have the opportunity to finish school and will not expected to live much past the age of 50. times have changed. [applause] here is what i want to say to you, and here is what i want the people at home to think about. when times are tough andeople are frustrated and angry and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. what works in the real world is cooperation. today, we are mothers, and we are teachers and scientists, and accountants, and members of the armed forces. [applause] because of president barack obama, more women than ever are serving in the u.s. cabinet and on the united states supreme court. [applause] we have come so far carried we what works in the real world is cooperation. business and government, foundations and universities. asked the mayors who are here. los angeles is getting green and chicago is getting an infrastructure because republicans are working together to do it.
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have come so far. why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control? it is likely woke up on a bad "mad men." "bad me [laughter] when mitt romney turns the clock back on process, the progress, it has real consequences. their purpose was to get something done. why is this true thel? why does cooperation work better? nobody is right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. everyone of us and everyone of them who is compelled to spend leading lives between those extremes, knowing we are never women like libby bruce, who you just heard from gary or women like a 27 year-old woman whose stage to press cancer was caught at a health center and thanked god she is now cancer free. [applause] or, the woman who went on facebook after paul ryan voted to defund planned parenthood and going to be right all the time and hopefully we are right more than twice a day. unfortunately, the fraction that dominates the republican party does not see it that way. they think government is always right and compromise is weakness. in the last couple of elections they defeated two republican senators because they dared to cooperate on issues important to the country, even national
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posted, i guess they do not understand us military wives go to planned parenthood when a doctor on base cannot see us. mr. romney and mr. ryan are campaigning for women's vote tby saying women need their help. this is coming from two men who would turn women's health-care security. they beat a republican congressman with almost 100 percent voting record because they said he realizes he did not have to hate the president to disagree with him. that was a nonstarter. they threw him out. one of the main reasons we ought to re-elect president obama is because he is still committed to decision over to our bosses and who will not even stand up for equal pay for women. my grandmother back in texas would have said, any more help from mitt romney, [unintelligible] here is the good news. we have a president who is on our side. constructive cooperation. look at his record. he appointed republican secretary of defense, the army, and transportation. he appointed a vice president who ran against him in 2008, and he trusted the vice-president to oversee the end of the war in iraq and the implementation of the recovery act.
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president obama. president obama understands women. he trusts women carried on every single issue that matters to us, he stands for women. president obama ensures that women's health care will be covered with snow cope in a matter where we work. [applause] joe biden did a great job with those. [applause] president obama appointed several members of his cabinet, because of president obama, soon, women will not be denied insurance coverage because we have had breast cancer or survive sexual assault. and, we know lager will have to pay more than men for the exact same health insurance. thanks to president obama, being a woman is no longer a pre- existing condition in america. even though they supported hillary in the primaries. he even appointed hillary. [applause] i am very proud of her. i am proud of the job she and
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[applause] that is right. back in texas, that's it -- back in texas, back in texas, we say, you dance with them is to run you. president obama brought women into this place and we are staying with them all from the national security team have done for america. i am grateful they have worked together to make us safer and stronger, to build a world with more partners and fewer enemies. i am grateful for the relationship of respect and partnership she and the president have enjoyed and the signal that stands to the rest of the world of democracy does not have to be of blood sport. it can be an honorable november. -- with him all throughout november. 24 years ago, my mother, the former texas governor -- [applause] enterprise that advances the .ublic intereste [applause] besides the national security team, i am very grateful to the men and women who served our country in uniform through these perilous times, and i am
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thank you. she reminded us how far we have especially grateful to michelle obama and joe biden for supporting those military families while their loved ones were overseas and for supporting our veterans when they came home, when they come home bearing the wounds of war or needed help to find education or jobs or housing. president obama's record on come. and that there was a time when both cabinets drank from separate water fountains. when kids were punished for speaking spanish in the school, when her grandmother could not even vote, my mom spent her entire life working to make things more fair. [applause] national security is a tribute to his strength and judgment and preference for inclusion and partnership over partisanship. we need more of it in washington, d.c. [applause] we all know he also tried to work with congressional republicans on health care, debt reduction, and new jobs, and that did not work out so well, but it could have been because
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she believed that the american dream was not meant for just a few. it promised opportunity for everyone. [applause] well, just a couple of years before he passed, mom had a chance to become friends with a young senator named barack as the senate republican leader said in a remarkable moment of candor, whose full years before the election, their number one priority it was not put america back to work. it was to put the president' out of work. senator, i hate to break it to you, but we are going to keep president obama on. obama. she saw in him a promise of the future and the promise of america. the promise of an america that forward.oves towar that is the future we will be voting for this november. that is the america we believe and. asks -- believe in. as women, we have come too far to turn back. [applause] are you ready for this? >> for more years -- four more years!
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and we will not. [applause] because, you know, mom would not have stood for and neither will we. this november, we will keep moving forward. we will reelect president barack obama. thank you. thank you. [applause] >> in tampa, did you watch the convention? i did. in tampa, the republican argument and who was actually pretty simple -- against it was actually pretty simple. it went like this. we left a mess. he has not cleaned it up fast enough, so put us back in. [laughter] >> please welcome steny hoyer. ♪ >> good evening my fellow delegates. hello, maryland. [applause] but they did it well. they looked good. they sounded good. they convinced me they love their families and children, and we are grateful they have been born in america. really, they did, and this is important. they convince me they are honorable people who believe
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i am proud to be here to support president barack obama and vice president joe biden for a second term. my fellow delegates, president obama has spent the last four years seeking the solutions we need. he has spent his first term focused on building a strong what they said when they are going to keep every commitment they have made. good we just have to make sure the american people know what those commitments are. in order to look like an acceptable, reasonable, moderate alternative to president obama, they did not say very much about the ideas they have offered over the last two years. they could not, because they want to go back to the same policies that got us in trouble in the first place. economy and growing the middle class. thanks to his leadership, america's autoworkers are back on the job. [applause] manufacturers are hired at levels not seen since the 1990's. we all know we need to do more. that is why president obama wants to revitalize the manufacturing sector that made they want to cut taxes for high- income americans even more than president bush did. they want to get rid of pesky regulations designed to prevent another crash. they want to increase defense spending two trillion dollars more than the pentagon has requested without saying what they will spend it on, and they want to make enormous cuts to the rest of the budget, especially programs that help the middle class and poor children.
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our nation great. house democrats share that vision, which is why we have a plan called "make it in america." [applause] make it to invest in out- educating our competitors overseas. a stronger america depends on a successful and growing middle class. this election is a moment of as another president once said, there they go again. goo[applause] [laughter] i like the argument for president obama's reelection a lot better. here is. truth. the choices we have to make this fall is a critical one. it is not a difficult one. this created last week, mr. romney said he wished president obama had succeeded when he took office. if so, he was alone in his party. let's review the history. the republican leader in the enate said the republicans' he inherited a deeply damaged the economy. he began a long hard road to recovery and and laid the foundation for a more well- balanced economy that will produce millions of new jobs conn want new hybrid new businesses, and lots of wealth for innovators -- that will produce millions of new jobs and lots of wealth for innovators. is the president satisfied?
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number one priority was to defeat president obama. audience: boo! >> not to defeat terrorism, not the creation of jobs, not the reduction of our debt and deficit, not ensuring access to health care, not educating our children, not tending to the needs of americans with of course not, but are we better now we were when he took office gabo? [applause] when president barack obama took office, the economy was in free fall. it had just shrunk 9% of gdp. we were losing 750,000 jobs a disabilities, but to simply defeat our presidents. -- president. as the rev. jesse jackson describes it, they want to drown the captain and are prepared to sink the ship to do so. [applause] for four years, republicans in congress have pursued a month. are we doing better than that today? >> we love obama! >> here is the challenge defaces and the challenge all those who support him face. i have been there. a lot of americans are still angry and frustrated about this economy. if you look of the numbers, you know employment is growing. banks are beginning to lend
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strategy of confrontation, obstruction, and a refusal to compromise. that is why not a single house republican voted for the law that brought every economy back from the brink. cat is what president obama's jobs plan was not even put on the house floor. instead of trying to fix the problem, the republicans unfortunately played politics. despite historic levels of again. in a lot of places the housing numbers are beginning to pick up, but not too many people do not feel it yet. i have the same thing happened in 1994 and early 1995. we could see the policies were working, that the economy was growing, but most people did not feel it yet. thankfully, 1996, the economy was roaring. everybody felt it, and we were obstruction, president obama was able to bring the economy back from the verge of a second great depression. [applause] hear me, delegates, and my fellow americans, in january 2009 when the president took office, our economy lost more than 800,000 jobs in january. halfway through the longest peacetime expansion in the history of the united states, but the difference this time is purely in circumstances. president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. no president -- no president -- not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have
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this past july, he economy added 172,000 jobs the 29th consecutive month. a month of private sector job gains. ladies and gentlemen, we know fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [applause] he has laid the foundations for a new modern successful economy, a shared prosperity, that is not enough. but it is a turnaround of nearly 1 million jobs from one president obama took office. surely even mr. romney things we are better off today than we were then. [applause] these past four years, while president obama was fighting for and if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. you will feel it. fox, whether the american people believe what i said or not maybe this whole election. i want you to know that i believe it. with all my heart, i believe it. [applause]
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the middle class, mitt romney, paul ryan and their tivoli allies cared more about tearing down the president -- and their tea party allies cared more about tearing down the president. they are hoping we will forget that. they are hoping we will forget their role in piling up a mountain of debt being left to our children and grandchildren. my friends, paul ryan talks about fiscal responsibility. why do i believe it? i am fixing to tell you why. i believe it because president obama's approach embodies the values in america has to take to build the 21st century of the american dream, a nation of shared responsibility, a shared sense of community, so let's get back to the story. but he voted to put two words on the credit card. he voted to spend trillions of dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. he voted for prescription drug benefits with no plan to pay for it. he voted against the balanced deficit production plan. in 2010, as the present recovery program kicked in, job losses stock, and things began to turn around. the recovery act saved or created millions of jobs and cut taxes -- let me say this again, cut taxes for 97% of the american people, and in the last 29 months, our economy has produced about an 4.5 million
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the fact he did not tell us last week. he also did not tell you that mitt romney and bob ryan want to end the medicare guarantee and turn it into a voucher, which would leave seniors with the increased cost. he also did not tell you president obama has strengthened the medicare by tackling waste, fraud, and abuse. he did not tell you that private sector jobs. [applause] we could have done better, but last year the republicans thought the president's and job plan, costing the economy more than 1 million new jobs, -- the republicans blocked the president's job plan, costing the economy more than 1 million jobs. congressional republicans -- 0. president obama has saved seniors more than $4 billion on prescription drugs by causing the doughnut hole. he added years to the life of medicare. mitt romney and paul ryan promised hard truths, but they do not deliver hard answers for real solutions. president obama and democrats are working tirelessly to move our country to a near-unanimous opposition of republican leaders and republican members of congress. [applause] during this period more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created under president obama. but as the first time manufacturing jobs have been increased since the 1990's. the automobile industry restructuring of work. good-- worked. it saved more than 1 million
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ladies and gentlemen, the decision we have to make this december is simple. do we keep moving forward or do we join the romney-ryan ticket? barack obama and joe biden have been working hard to help middle-class americans make it in america. let's send him back to the white house and keep moving forward. god + america, god + every jobs and not just at gm and chrysler, but accept auto companies -- at auto parts supplier companies all over the country. we are all in this together. so what happened? there are now 250,000 more people working the auto industry than on the day the companies were restructured. american, and god bless you. thank you very much. audience: four more years! four more years! four more years! ♪ now we all know governor romney opposed the plan to save gm and chrysler, so here is another jobs for. are you listening in ohio and across the country?
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>> the vietnam guys, we decided to welcome each other. we say welcome. my name is ed, and i joined the united states air force in 1966. i volunteered to go to me -- to go to vietnam. it changes you. obama, $250,000, romney, zero. the agreement the administration made with environmental groups, that was a good deal, too. good it will cut your gas prices in half, your gas bill. no matter what the price is, if you double the mileage of your car, you double the mileage. what you have to do is make sure it changes you for the better and not for the worse. i was really very worried that the troops coming back from iraq and afghanistan were going to get ignored. my friends and i decided we were going to step up. for the last 8.5 years, i have been making sure that when these folks come home, not only are they welcomed, but they are taken care of. it will cut greenhouse gas emissions, and it will bring us half a million good jobs in the american economy. goo[applause] the president's energy strategy is helping, too. the boom in oil and gas production combined with greater energy efficiency, has driven
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we focused on the critically injured soldiers coming back. when the soldier starts getting better and starts to think about leaving the hospital for the first time, we like to be the guys who take them out for a steak dinner. they go out into society and be successful. we start to talk to them about what is that spirit we take care of little things, big things, little things that come up. we help them with reza mais, interviewing skills, meeting up with mentors, and we know what oil imports to a 20-year low and renewable energy production has doubled. of course, we need a lot more new jobs. but there are already more than 3 million jobs open and unfilled in america, mostly because the they are going through. i feel so privileged to have the opportunity to meet these folks. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. >> whenever one of these guys try to thank me, i say, you have this all wrong. i can help you. >> president obama has fought for veterans. those of us who stood up to people who apply for them do not yet have the acquired -- required skills to renew them. even as we get americans new jobs, we have to prepare more americans for the new jobs that will be created. the old economy is not coming back. we have to build a new one and educate people to do those jobs. [applause] the president and his education
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protect our country now need to stand up for him. >> they need to know someone is looking out for them. >> our commander in chief does it because he believes it is the right thing to do. >> i police -- i appreciate everything you have done. >> you can hear it in his voice when he says to our troops, welcome home. >> ladies and shannon, please secretary supported community colleges and employers and worked together to train people for jobs that are open in their communities. even more importantly, after a decade in which exploding college costs have increased the dropout rate so much that the percentage of our young people with four year college degrees has gone so -- has gone down so much, we have dropped 16th in welcome ed meagher from virginia. [applause] >> good evening. call my name is ed meagher. can you to imagine how it feels to return to a war, emotionally, can -- from a war, emotionally entangled. and the country you are fighting for does not welcome you home. the world with the percentage of people with college degrees. the president's student mome reform is more important than ever -- student loan reform is more important than ever. you need to tell every voter about this. it lowers the cost of loans. it gives students the right to -- repay those loans as a clear, fixed, low percentage of their income for up to 20 years.
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as the veteran of, he of the it war -- vietnam war, i know how that feels. i decided i would do what i can to get the soldiers returning from iraq and afghanistan to get a better welcome home than i had carried along with two of my fellow veterans, i worked with some of the most seriously injured soldiers and families. to lift their spirits. what does this mean? what does this mean? [applause] it means no one will ever have to drop out of college again for fear they cannot repay their debt. and it means that if somebody wants to take a job with a modest income, if they want to be a small-town doctor in a little area, they will not have we held entities to realize that even though they have lost limbs, they have their lives. operation jumpstart helps them strategically think about the next phase of their lives. we have helped punch up resumes, but they do knox know they are marketable. we have coached them in france business outfits and computers to help with job searches. supporting our efforts is president obama's actions, to turn those jobs down because they do not pay enough to repay the debt. there debt obligation will be determined by their salary. [applause] i do not know about you, but on all of these issues, i know we are better off because president
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increasing the budget to $140 billion in 2013. fully funding the new gi bill allowing over 800,000 veterans and families pursue an education and began their post-military service to our country. the obama administration has hired more than 3500 mental- health care professionals and they will hire 1600 more over the next year to help veterans obama made the decisions he did. that brings me to health care. [applause] republicans college of -- republicans call it obamacare. they say it is a government takeover, a disaster. they will repeal it. are they right? audience: no! cope with posttraumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and to strengthen suicide prevention efforts. [applause] last memorial day, president obama declared the treatment of vietnam veterans a national shame and he spoke true, sweet words. my generation of returning veterans have yearned to hear them. "welcome home." >> individuals and businesses have already gotten more than $1 billion in the funds from insurance companies because 80- 85% of uranium should go to health care. -- of your premium should go to health care. a bunch of insurance companies have applied to lower their rates to comply with the requirement.
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[applause] ♪ >> please welcome retired general eric shinseki. >> hello. more than $3 million -- one of 3 million young people are insured for the first time because their parents' policies can cover them. third, millions of seniors are receiving preventative care, all the way from breast cancer screenings to heart problems, and younger people are getting them, too. fourth, the insurance companies, good evening, everyone, especially all of the veterans in the audience. [applause] my name as eric shinseki and i am a soldier. i spent 30 years in uniform and as a veteran i am sticking about a president whose devotion to veterans is sincere. not the government, will have millions of new customers, many of them middle-class people with pre-existing conditions who never could get insurance before. [applause] now, finally, listen to this, for the last two years, after going up at three times the rate of inflation for a decade, for the last two years, health care costs have been under 4% in both
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klein know this firsthand. i first met barack obama in november, 2008. i soon realized we were both shaped and inspired by family members who had served in world war ii. three of my uncles helped liberate europe. they helped to raise me when they returned home. [applause] they used the original gi bill years for the first time in 50 years. [applause] so, let me ask you something. are we better off because president obama fought for health care reform? you bet we are. there are two other attacks on the president in tampa. open small businesses. they worked hard, played by the rules, and love this country. i learned those values from them. president obama learned at the same values from the veterans in his family. during our first meeting nearly four years ago, the president's commitment to veterans was clear. he understands that we have to first, both governor romney and congressman ryan attacked the president for allegedly robbing medicare of 176 pick $716 billion reported million. -- $716 million. but it is not true. here is what really happened. there were no cuts to benefits
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finest military in the world. we have a commitment to keep our faith with our men and women in uniform. today, our iraq and afghanistan warriors have explicit -- displayed enormous conviction .nd love of country perr [applause] we have a moral obligation to care for them when they come home. health care, education, jobs, at all. none. what the president did was to save money by taking the recommendations of a commission of professionals to cut on unwarranted subsidies to providers and insurance companies that were not making people healthier. and they were not necessary to get the providers to provide the service. instead of raiding medicare, he but above all, we hope veterans dignity and respect -- owe veterans dignity and respect. president obama gets it. he listens. he wants the facts. the results of his leadership are clear. since president obama took office, nearly a hundred thousand veterans, including a growing population of women used the savings to close the doughnut hole in the medicare drug program. [applause] you all have to listen carefully. this is important. he added eight years to the life of the medicare trust fund so it 4. solvent until 2020 fo [applause] so, president obama and the
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veterans, have gained access to health care. [applause] there has been an historic expansion for treatment for traumatic brain injury. president obama has expanded job training to prepare veterans for the jaws of the future and we are on track to and veterans' democrats did not weaken medicare. they strengthened medicare. when congressman ryan looked into that tv camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as "the biggest, coldest power play," i did not know whether to laugh or cry. [laughter] homelessness by 2015. no president since franklin d. roosevelt has done more for veterans. we could not ask for a stronger advocate. we have a tremendous project -- progress on this president kobe's -- president's leadership. there is much more to be done. they have served selflessly with key cuts that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. [applause] it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. [applause]
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distinction.d the statio president obama has determined that we will pay our debt to them. god bless our veterans. god bless our president. and make god continue to bless this wonderful -- may god continue to bless this wonderful you are having a good time, but this is getting serious. i want you to listen. it is important. a lot of people believe this stuff. at least on this issue, this one issue, governor romney has been country of ours. thank you, and good evening. [applause] [maroon 5's "this love" play ing] >> ladies and gentlemen please welcome michael nutter. >> we had a challenging summer consistent. [laughter] he attacked president obama, too. but he actually wants to repeal those savings and give the money back to the insurance companies. audience: boo! >> he wants to go back to the old system, which means we would reopen the doughnut hole. we would reduce the life of the medicare trust fund by eight
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in colorado. wild fires that devastated homes and businesses took livelihood and lives. a few weeks later, terrible shooting in a darkened theater. on behalf of everyone in colorado, let me start tonight by saying thank you. [applause] thank you for your thoughts and full years. if he is elected, and if he does what he promised to do, medicare will now go broke in 2016. think about that. that means, after all, we will not have to wait until lauer voucher program kicks in in 2023 ,. they are going to do it sooner your press. thank you for your generosity to families who have lost so much. the president came to colorado. he walked the landscape, met with firefighters, and also with those who have lost homes or businesses. he and michelle visited hospitals, and the families of loved ones killed and injured. they shared our grief end had a than we thought. [applause] this is serious because it gets worse. [laughter] you will not be laughing when i finished telling you this. they want to cut medicaid by one-third. that will hurt a lot of poor kids. but that is not all. a lot of folks do not know it, but nearly two thirds of
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message of -- grief and had a message of support. we were simply americans trying to help one another. [applause] these tragedies remind us not to waste time bickering. we have the power to come together. we need to do this as an agent. it will take a spirit of medicaid has been on nursing home care for medicare seniors' who are eligible for medicaid. it will end medicare as we know it. a lot of the money is spent to help people with disabilities, including a lot of middle-class families whose kids have down syndrome or autism or other severe conditions. generosity and collaboration to meet the difficult challenges that we face. we recognize this in colorado. we have been able to pass vital legislation with strong, bipartisan majorities. i am luckier than president obama. after my inauguration, colorado 's republican legislators did not immediately start planning my defeat. we work together. some even complemented me for honestly, just think about it. if that happens, i do not know what those families will do. so i know what i will do. i am going to do everything i can to see that it does not happen. we cannot let it happen. we cannot. [applause]
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releasing my tax returns. [applause] we do not always agree, but when push comes to shove, colorado's elected leaders cooperate for the good of our state. consequently, we are moving forward. we need to keep moving forward with president obama. [applause] the president's policy of rigid now, wait a minute. audience: four more years! >> let's look at the other big charge the republicans made. it is a doozy. [laughter] they actually have charged and run ads saying that president obama wants to weaken the work requirements in the welfare policies are healthy. he set a goal of doubling exports in five years. so far, they are up by almost 40%. in colorado, agricultural exports jumped 59%. overseas tourism is up by nearly 30% in colorado. the president's all of the above energy strategy means thousands of jobs. using wind, solar, natural gas, reform bill i signed that moved millions of people from welfare to work. wait. you need to know, here is what happened. nobody ever tells you what really happened. here is what happened. when some republican governors ask if they can have waivers to try new ways to put people on welfare back to work, the obama administration listened, because
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we are closer to true energy independence then we have been in recent history. -- than we have been in recent history. i am happy to announce that even production is up 35%. [applause] we all know it is hard for people with good work histories to get jobs today. moving folks from welfare to work is a real challenge. the administration agreed to give waivers to those governors only if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20% and they could keep the waivers only if they did increase employment. did i make myself clear? we have still a lot of ground to cover in the country, but we are coming back, not as fast as we want or need, but, unlike four years ago, we are finally moving in the right direction. i know it is hard right now for a lot of people. i have been there. like too many americans today, i was laid off and out of work for two years during the last really bad recession in 1986. we started a groupon. the requirement was for more work, not less. [applause] so, this is personal to me. we moved millions of people off welfare. it was one of the reasons that, in the eight years i was present, we had 100 times move up from poverty to the middle class that happened under the previous 12 years. 100 times as many. it is a big deal.
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we were turned down by 32 banks and scores of investors pared my own mother would not invest. we got there, because, like so many other things, our business was not just me, it was we. we worked 70 hours a week, we drafted the business plan with a librarian from the democratic library, we secured a development loan for the city, the claim that president obama weekend welfare work requirement is just not true. -- weakened welfare work requirement is just not true. they just keep climbing. you want to know why? the poster said, we are not going to let our campaign dictate -- be dictated by fact checkers. finally, i can say, that is true. my land more invested, even my little league baseball coach invested. it was weak, not just me. -- we, not just me. in colorado, we know that western history is not about a rugged individual. it is about communities coming together to raise bonds and build schools and help one [applause] i could not have said it better myself. [laughter] i hope you and every american with it -- within the sound of my voice remembers it every time they see one of those ads and it turns into an ad to reelect barack obama and keep the fundamental principles of
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another. colorado, and the united states are places that will be defined more by their future than their past. the president knows this. he knows to move our country forward, it takes we, and not me. [applause] my mother, though lone democrat in a family of republicans, was widowed twice, and raised four personal empowerment and moving everyone getting -- and to work as soon as we can. -- into work as soon as we can. [applause] let's talk about the debt. today, interest rates are low. people are practically paying us to borrow money. it will become a big problem when the economy grows and interest rates start to rise. we have to deal with this big kids of ron. she always used to say, you cannot always control what life is you, but she can control how you respond. president obama inherited many crisis. in every case, he has responded with optimism, passion -- compassion, and courage. he provided hopin. long-term debt problem or it will deal with us. it will gobble up a bigger and bigger percentage of federal government that we would spend on education and health care and science and technology. we have to do with it. what has the president done. he has offered a reasonable plan of $4 trillion in debt reduction over a decade. with 2.5 trillion -- $2.50 trillion, with every $2.50
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-- hope. he has transformed that hope into a plan rooted in reality. it takes hard work. it takes time. but it is working. he understands that america is indeed a collection of talented, self-motivated individuals competing in a marketplace. it is more than that. it is a community that believes in the common good. as another skinny democrat with trillion in spending cuts, he raises. that is the kind of balanced approach proposed by the simpson bowls commission, a bipartisan commission. i think this plan is way better than governor romney's plan. first, the romney plan fails the first test of fiscal responsibility. the numbers do not add up. a funny last name, i was proud to host something in denver to collect barack obama four years ago. i ask you to join me, we. we need to a finish what we have started. thank you and god bless you. [applause] ♪ [applause] consider this. what would you do? we have a big debt problem and we have to reduce the press -- the debt. to reduce the debt, we will have another $5 trillion in tax cuts, heavily weighted to upper income people. we will make that whole bigger and -- hole bigger before we start to get out of it. what will you do about this $5 trillion you added on?
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>> please welcome sister simone campbell. [applause] >> good evening. i am sister simone campbell, and i am one of the nuns on the bus. yes, we have nuns on the bus. they say we will make it up by eliminating loopholes in the tax code. then you ask, which wants and how much? -- which ones and how much? they say, see me after the election. see me about that after the election. i am not making it out. people ask me how we got for surplus budgets in a row. what new ideas did we bring to [applause] and, a nun on the podium. let me explain why i am here tonight. in june, i joined other catholic sisters on a 2,700 mile bus journey through nine states to tell americans about the budget that congressman paul ryan wrote and governor romney washington? i always give one answer. arithmetic. [applause] arithmetic. if they stay with this $5 torain tax cut plan in a debt reduction plan, the arithmetic tells us, no matter what they say, one of
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endorsed. paul ryan claims this budget reflects the principles of our shared faith. the united states conference of catholic bishops stated that the ryan budget failed a basic moral test. because it would harm families living in poverty. we agree with our bishop. that is why we went on the road. to stand with struggling three things is about to happen. one, assuming they tried to do what they say they will do, get rigid cover it by cutting those deductions, one, they will have to eliminate some in reductions -- so many reductions that middle-class families will see their tax bills go up an average of $2,000. anyone who makes $3 million or families and deliver it -- and to lift up our catholic sisters who serve them. their work to alleviate suffering would be seriously harmed by the romney-ryan budget. that is wrong. [applause] during our journey, i rediscovered a few truths. first, mitt romney and paul ryan are correct when they say that each individual should be responsible. but their budget goes astray in more see their tax bill go down. or, two, they will have to cut so much spending that they will obliterate the budget for the national parks for insuring clear -- clean air, clean water, say food, they will cut on college loans, early childhood education, child nutrition programs, all the programs that help to empower middle-class families and help poor kids.
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not acknowledging that we are responsible not only for ourselves and our immediate family. rather, our faith strongly affirms we are all responsible for one another. [applause] keeper andster's pe my brother's keeper. while we were in toledo, i met they will cut back on investments in roads and bridges and science and technology and biomedical research, that is what they will do. they will hurt the middle class and the poor and with the future on hold to give tax cuts to upper income people who have been getting it all along. or, 3, in spite of all of the rhetoric, they will do what they have been doing for more than 30 years. they will cut the taxes way more 10-year-old twins who had gotten into trouble for fighting. the staff took them in when they were just suspended and discovered on a home visit that these 10-year-old were trying to care for their are bed ridden ms and who had than they cut spending, especially with that big defense increase, and they will just the debt and weaken the economy and they will help the -- they will let interest gobble what your tax payments. do not ever forget when you hear them talk about it that republican economic policies quadruple the national debt before i took office, in the 12
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diabetes. they are getting help and some stability. they are free to claim much of their childhood they were losing. clearly, we all share responsibility for th. in milwaukee, i met billy and his wife and two boys. billy's work hours were cut back in the recession and billy is taking responsibility for years before i took office, and doubled the debt in the eight years after a left. -- after i left. because it defied arithmetic. [applause] it was a highly inconvenient thing for them in our debates that i was just a country boy from arkansas and i came from a place where people still 2 is 4.2 + himself and his family. right now, without food stamps, he and his wife could not put food on their family's table. we share responsibility for creating a rift -- an economy where parents with jobs earn enough to care for their families. [applause] in order to cut taxes for the wealthy, the romney-ryan budget would make it even tougher on hard-working americans like it is arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. [applause] think about this. president obama, president
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billy to feed their families. paul ryan says this budget is in keeping with the moral values of our shared faith. i disagree. [applause] in cincinnati, i met jimmy, who had just come from -- jenny, who had come from her sister -- sister's memorial service. she developed cancer and had no access to diagnosis or obama's plan cuts the debt, honors our values, bright as the future of our children, families, and nations. it is a heckuva lot better. it passes the arithmetic test. it passes the values test, far more importantly. [applause] my fellow americans, all of us in this grand hall and everybody watching a home, when we vote in treatment. she died -- died unnecessarily. that is tragic. it is wrong. the affordable care act will cover people like her. we all share responsibility to ensure the vital health care reform law is properly instrumented -- implemented and all governors expand medicaid so no more people die from lack of care. this election, we will be deciding what country we want to live in. if you want a winner-take-all, you are on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we are all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. [cheers and applause]
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this is part of my pro-like stance and the right thing to do. -- pro-life stance and the right thing to do. [applause] let me tell you one more. in pennsylvania, a woman in her late 30's came to me, approached us, and she asked for the names of some people she could talk to because she felt alone and isolated. if you want america, if you want every american to vote, and you think it is wrong to change voting procedures, just to reduce the turnout of younger, poorer, minority, voters. her neighbors have been polarized by policies, masquerading in values. she cares about the wealthy in -- people in her community. she wishes the rest of the nation would listen to one another with kindness and compassion. listen to one another rather than yell at each other. [applause] i told her then and i tell her now that she is not alone. you should support barack obama. if you think the president was right to open the doors of american opportunity to all those immigrants brought here whenever young so they can serve in the military are go to college, you must vote for barack obama.
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looking out at you tonight, i feel your presence combined with that of thousands of people we met on our journey. together, we understand and immoral budget that hurts families cosmonaut reflect our nation -- does not reflect our nation's valley is. i urge you to join us on the bus and join us to gather as we stand with matt and mark, [applause] if you want a future of shared prosperity, where the middle class is growing and poverty is declining, where the american dream is alive and well and where the united states maintains its leadership as a force for peace, and justice, and prosperity, in this highly competitive world, you have to vote for barack obama. [applause] billy and his family. we care for the 100% and that quill secure the blessings of liberty that will secure the blessings of liberty. join us. all of us strive for faith, family, and fairness. look, i love our country so much and i know we are coming back. for more than two -- for more than 200 years, through every crisis, we have always come back. people have predicted our demise ever since george washington was criticized for being a meeting vote -- for being mediocre with a bad set of
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[applause] [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome governor jack markell. wooden false teeth. we always come back. we come through every fire a little stronger and a little better. and we do it because, in the end, we decide to champion the cause for which our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor. the cause of forming a more perfect union. [applause] >> i am privileged to be the governor of delaware. [applause] home to america's vice president and our room favorite son, joe .iden perr [applause] my fellow americans, if that is what you want, if that is what you believe, you must vote and you must reelect president barack obama. god bless you and god bless america. [cheers and applause] ♪ yesterday's gone
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joe has never forgotten his middle-class roots. were the lessons he has learned. you know what? mitt romney has not forgotten his roots or the lessons he has learned, either. that is what worries me about mitt romney. mitt romney says he should be president because he was a business executive. i have got nothing against don't stop thinking about tomorrow ♪ ♪ you can stand me up at the gates of hell back when business executives running for office. after all, i am one. before i entered public life, i earned my mba at night while working during the day. i helped lead the wireless revolution. i am a proud, card-carrying capitalist. i will keep this from dragging me down and stand my ground and i won't back down baby, there ain't no easy way out i will stand my ground
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[applause] make no mistake, i believe in private equity. as someone who has been a businessman and a governor, let me level with you. just because mitt romney was a successful private equity executive, that does not mean he deserves to be president. [applause] and i won't back down what's right keeps on pushing me around, but i stand my ground ♪ and i don't back down baby, there ain'y no easy way because when you move from business to government, what matters are the lessons you learn. what does -- what those lessons say about your priorities. mitt romney learned all of the wrong lessons. [applause] as an executive in private equity, mitt romney's focus was out i will stand my ground ♪d i won't back down ♪
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on the bottom line. that made sense. his constituents were is financial shareholders. when he closed factories and sent jobs overseas, it was to benefit his shareholders. that was his jaw -- a job, and he was good at it. when you are government, and the president, it is different. your shareholders are teachers, construction workers, and >> please welcome back the chair of the democratic convention. audience: four more years! we are fired up we are fired up! we are fired up! hardware store owners. [applause] your bottom line is not what goes into your pocket, but what goes into theirs. that is the difference. [applause] when your constituents are your financial shareholders, perhaps it makes sense to take control and get rid of pick we are fired up! we are fired up! we are fired up! we are fired up! [applause] >> you know, only one man can
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pensions. kobe''s that will not work for the country if mitt romney is sitting in the oval office. mitt romney saw the death of detroit as good for investors. nominate, but we can all second. do i hear a second? [cheers] audience: second! >> ladies and gentlemen, that concludes the nominations for our presidential candidate. he could not see what the auto industry meant for the millions of middle-class families who depend on those jobs. barack obama, he immediately understood what was at stake. he saw saving the auto industry as good for his shareholders, the american people. [applause] president obama made the tough [cheers and applause] we will now proceed to the roll nominate thetate's democratic party's canada for president of the united states. -- candidate for president of the united states. i will now ask the secretary to
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call and saved the auto industry. [applause] luckily, we have a choice, a clear choice in this election. president obama understands that, while government alone cannot states -- create jobs, it sure can create an environment for companies to grow and invest, and higher. that is why president obama has call the role of the united states. a plan to create jobs and build a strong economy to last. for yourself at fixe .com.kobama dot c president obama is working for the men and women in this nation. >> good evening. delegates, now it is your turn to vote for our president. [applause] barack obama has been duly nominated and seconded by this convention, and thank you, president clinton, for that amazing speech. we will now begin to roll call of states. according to our rules, this
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he is investing in you, your education, job skills, and the roads and bridges we all depend on when i began as governor, i received a phone call no government -- note governor wants to get. one of our top employers, was planning to shut down and lay off all of the workers. king in fact, they did just that. shall proceed until our nominee is selected and continue until all 56 delegations have publicly delivered their vote, because we know that every state counts and every vote is precious. [applause] tonight, we renominate our friend, leader, and america's days after the plant closed, i visited the workers. i could see in their eyes they were not ready to quit and i promised i would fight for them. [applause] i worked with laborers, investors, with the talented new management team, all committed to keeping the refinery running, and we saved those jobs. president, barack obama. so, let us began. alabama. [applause] alabama? you have 69 votes. >> madam secretary, i am the chair of the alabama delegation, representing the great state of alabama.
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[applause] you see, my shareholders were those refinery workers. i had to deliver for them. let me ask you, what do you think mitt romney would have ome in. that call had cam and he told us what he will do. the state where the 1965 -- and nurtured by blood, sweat, and tears. alabama has more black elected officials per-capita than any state in the nation. the right to vote is worth dying for, a state where the republicans have a grand design he told us he likes to fire people. barack obama, he likes to see people hired. [applause] from the moment he took office, president obama has delivered for the middle class. he believes we need to grow our economy from the middle out and not from the top down. bequeath that we need to keep to suppress, the loot, undermined, and eliminate the right to vote. that, too, alabama and and others are ready to fight for. we now have the opportunity to present to this nation 69 votes for the next president of the
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.merica pritchet we must work for it. for it. fight fores we must reelect president obama one more time. [applause] united states, our current president, barack obama. >> thank you. alabama cass did 69 votes for obama. -- casts 69 votes for obama. alaska. >> the elastic democratic party, alaska is a great land. the energy state that will ♪ >> please welcome the honorable karen mills. produce 50% of its energy, its electricity, by 2025 from renewable energy. thank you, president obama. home of the first people of alaska, where our tries numbered nearly half of the tribes of the united states. the proud home of over 6000 military, now back from multiple combat duty towards in afghanistan. alaska is the home of more
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>> hello, delegates, especially those from my home state, maine. hello to all the small business owners out there. [applause] from day one, president obama has made small business a top priority in his white house, giving them the tools they need to turn their dreams and -- into military veterans per-capita than any other state, and it is the birthplace of the chief clerk of the 1955 alaska constitutional convention. when we became a state, -- 1955. cady, how does alaska vote? small businesses and small businesses and world class companies, giving them help, and then getting out of their way. president obama understands that small businesses are the backbone of the economy. after all, half of all americans who work, or work for a small business, they create two thirds of all jobs. small businesses are a big part of who we are. when president obama took >> we proudly cast 24 alaskan votes for president barack obama. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. alaska casts 24 votes for barack obama. >> madam secretary, from the
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office, the economy was in free fall. credit was frozen. small businesses were not thinking about expansion. they were thinking about survival. the president knew that one of the most important things he could do was to give small right away, president obama cut small business taxes. not once or twice, but 18 times. only part of the united states south of the equator, the land of our nation's cleanest air. americans are more proudly and and then nervously -- and unanimously cast all of our 10 presses votes for four more years in the right direction, of moving forward, with president, barack obama. [applause] he put a record volume of guaranteed loans into the hands of american small businesses. he eliminated pages of burdensome forms and regulations so that small businesses could focus on profit instead of paper work. he made the federal government pay small business contractors not in 30 days but in 15. to help entrepreneurs make [applause] >> thank you. american samoa casts all of its 12 votes for barack obama. >> arizona, 80 votes. >> madam secretary, arizona is the grand canyon state and has produced some fabulous politicians on both parties, and
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their payrolls and buy new equipment. he even gave small business a seat at the table in his cabinet. today, small business owners are having a very different conversations than they were three and a half years ago. today they are talking about strategies to fill larger orders, blueprints for bigger factories, and plans to hire more workers. like raleigh-denham, a husband one includes my grandfather. [applause] my grandfather would not recognize republican party today. he believed in personal freedoms, the right to privacy, and a woman's right to choose. a little nervous. on behalf of the years of and wife team making bluejeans right here in north carolina, and exporting them to eight countries on three continents. american entrepreneurs are our greatest asset. as president obama has delivered for them. he understands that washington does not create jobs. small businesses do. delegation, i want to cast 77 votes for arizona for barack obama, the next president. >> thank you, arizona. 77 votes for barack obama. arkansas,, president clinton, 55 votes. >> 20 years ago, bill clinton
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the government's role is to put the wind at their back. after the worst storm in generations, that exact -- is exactly what president obama is doing -- expanding access and opportunity in every corner of all 50 states. when the american people reelect president obama, he will finish the work that he started, because across this country, we told us that a president should be a powerful force for progress and that he still believes in a place called home. arkansas, home of bill clinton. [applause] balanced budgets, brighter futures, and an unending belief in a place called home, casts know what small businesses -- when the small businesses succeed, america succeeds. thank you. [applause] ♪ all 55 votes. for president barack obama. >> thank you. california, with 600 -- 609 voted. votes. how do you cast them? >> california is the home of
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>> what was important growing up was a sense of working hard. if you work hard, you can be successful. my name is bill butcher. i own a brewing co. in alexandria, virginia. this was a new venture for me and my wife, karen. the biggest challenge in putting the business together was trying to get the financing. we knew there would be a major 37.5 million people. home to the entertainment capital of the world and the city by the bed. -- bay. home to magnificent beaches and coastlines, stretching from the desert to the redwood forest. commitment for a family. to borrow that amount of money -- we were putting the plan together in 2009. banks are not lending money. everybody was worried about the economy. >> when that took office, i put in place a plan to help small businesses. we were guided by a simple example -- government cannot guarantee success, but it can knock down barriers to success like a lack of soap -- affordable capital. >> california, the state of the most diverse population and we are so proud. a state of opportunity and natural beauty that is home to veterans, to teachers, two nurses, to brave, first responders.
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supporting loans to small businesses. >> they are local business banks that are rooted in the community. they saw the potential for the plan and were aware of new programs as part of the recovery act. getting the sba loan helped us a lot. we saved the money from loan fees to buy additional equipment. it saved us thousands of dollars. every time or another truckload of glass, we keep our label co. and, job creators whose entrepreneurial spirit has shaped the world. california, where -- [applause] where we are committed to reigniting the american dream, where the american dream is indeed a reality. california, where innovators and busy printing labels -- their business is growing as our business grows. i am grateful for many aspects of the recovery act. it is great to see that their programs are available. that is something that other small businesses are taking advantage of. small business is the backbone of the economy. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome bill butcher of alexandria, virginia. [applause] immigrants come to pursue opportunity. madam secretary, california casts 609 votes for president barack obama. >> the great state of california home of such a dynamic leaders for our country cass 609 votes for barack obama. colorado. you have 86 votes.
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>> i know if you are thinking, and i'm sorry. i am not out here to give free beer. [laughter] you know, i do not have time to pay much attention to politics because i am too busy running my business. i think a lot of small-business owners still the same way. we do not care about the daily >> madame secretary. the colorful state of colorado, home to rugged mountain peaks, wide open prairies, and people as diverse and colorful as our great our doors -- outdoors, where energy shine from the sky, springs from the ground, whips across the land on the wind, and fills our people with optimism back-and-forth of campaigns. we just want leaders in washington who believe in us. who make it a little easier for us to succeed. our president is that kind of leader. [applause] there were moments when my wife and i wondered if we would ever get our business off the ground. i remember what it was like to go to bank after bank after bank, a hearing no. we may not have ever gotten to and strength, who proudly posted our democratic party four years ago to first nominate our president. colorado enthusiastically casts 86 votes for president barack obama and vice president joe biden. >> thank you, caller brought up. thank you for that kickoff
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yes if it was not for president obama and the sba loans he started. for these last four years, i have had a president who is on my side. he cut small business taxes 18 times. he kept middle-class taxes low, which meant more customers for my product. he knows that growing the middle-class helps businesses to create jobs. i know that if he gets a second term, entrepreneurs like the convention last -- four years ago for our president. kinetic kit, you have 88 votes. -- can netiquette -- connecticut, you have 88 votes. >> brought forth a greater nation, we stand before you, the home of chris murphy, the next united states senator from connecticut. will have the best possible chance to succeed. i hear president obama has been brewing some beer in the white house recently. i know you are not supposed to endorse a competitor, but in this case i will make an exception. [applause] our president has fought for small-business owners, and now it is time to fight for him. thank you, everybody. [applause] we stand before you, the home of the next congressman from the fifth congressional district. if you want to buy a submarine or a great helicopter, you will buy it in the state of connecticut. the home of the industrial revolution in the united states of america and the insurance industry today probably caught -- proudly casts 88 votes for the great president, barack obama.
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♪ >> please welcome california state attorney general -- >> on behalf of the great state of california, i thank you for the honor and privilege to be >> thank you, connecticut. 88 votes for our president. delaware, home of our great vice-president. 33 votes. >> i am delaware's lone member of the u.s. house of representatives representing the small but mighty delaware delegation. here. so let's get right down to business. we are here because we love our country. we firmly believe in the american ideal that our country should work for everyone. that ideal is written into our laws, the rules of the road that create a level playing field in delaware the first state to ratify the constitution, the state that started our great nation, a land of the beautiful beaches and further from -- fertile farmland, the home of peter spencer, and the home of biden and dr. joe bideill the vice president of the united
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this country. those are the rules. i became attorney general to uphold. those are the rules mitt romney would have us rollback. he would roll back the rules that protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. roll back the rules that protect the health and safety of women and families. roll back the rules that prevent states, joe biden. we proudly cast our 33 votes for their president of the united states, barack obama. >> 33 vote for barack obama. democrats abroad, representing democrats all over the world, you have 19 votes. >> madam secretary, democrats the kind of recklessness that got our economy into this mess in the first place. well, i have seen all that happens when you roll back those rules. what happened? rows of foreclosure sig. what happens are mountains of family debt. what happens is a middle-class that is hurting. that is what we have seen in towns across california and abroad represents many of the estimated 6 million american citizens living outside of the united states. our members come from every congressional district in the united states. for instance, i live in canada, but i vote absentee in buffalo, new york. our delegation tonight comes from five countries.
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across this country. when it comes to the housing crisis, the choice between barack obama and mitt romney is clear. the fact is, we do not have to guess what mitt romney would have done if he were president. he told us -- he said, we should let foreclosures, and i quote, "hit the bottom." so the market could, i " "run we registered voters on our website, votefromabroad that .org. tell your families and friends who are living abroad to go to our website, request an absentee ballot, and make their vote count. madam secretary, democrats abroad is proud to cast its 18.5 its course." run its course. that is not leadership. doing nothing while the middle class is hurting -- that is not leadership. loose regulations lax enforcement, that is not leadership. that is abandoning our middleclass. delegation votes for president barack obama. >> thank you, democrats abroad. democrats of broadcasts 18 barack -- 18.5 votes for barack obama. district of columbia, you have 45 votes. [applause] >> madam secretary hip, i introd
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here is what president obama did. president obama one of wall street reform to prevent any more tax-funded bailout. president obama won credit-card reforms are you do not get hit with hidden fees and sudden rate hikes. president obama stood with me and 48 other attorneys general in taking on the banks and winning $25 billion for struggling homeowners. [applause] to the democrats of this assembly, the mayor, governor, who will cast our votes. >> thank you. i am proud to night to represent the 618,000 residents of the district of columbia. we have heard about the that is leadership. that is what president obama did. that is why we need to give him another four years. [cheers and applause] we need to move forward. president obama will fight for working families. he will fight to level the economic playing field and fight to give every american the same importance of inclusion, about creating opportunities, about moving forward, about hope for the future, and we certainly have just heard an eloquent presentation about the fatalities -- fallacies of the republican arguments in this election. what we have heard, also, are moving stories about what makes america great. we are a city that pays $3.50 billion annually in government
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fair shot my family had. i remember when my mother bought our first home. i was 13. she was so proud. my sister and i were so excited. millions of families and millions of americans know that feeling. walking through the front door of their own home for the first time. taxes and raises $5.60 billion in local taxes to support our city. our great nation was founded upon the fundamental principle of resistance, taxation without representation. yet, we continue to ensure that in the district of columbia. we ask you, please america, as we were to reelect president obama, work with us to bring justice and equality to the the feeling of reaching for opportunity and finding it. that is the choice in this election. it is a choice between an america where opportunity is open to everyone, where everyone plays by the same set of rules, or a philosophy that tilts the playing field to help the wealthiest few. a choice between holding wall street accountable or letting it district of columbia. [applause] the district of columbia proudly casts its entire 43 votes for the reelection of president barack obama. >> thank you. district of columbia casts 45 votes for barack obama. florida. [applause]
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write its own rules. mitt romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says the american dream belongs to some of us and not all of us. i will tell you who the american dream belongs to. it belongs to the student in sacramento who does not have much money but goes to bed each night dreaming big dreams. it belongs to the men and women across this country who know florida, 300 votes. >> madame secretary. on behalf of the great state of florida, the sunshine state, the state that will send bill nelson back to the united states senate, and thus assure us a democratic united states senate to support this president, the largest of the so-called swing states where the republicans cannot be elected without that it should not be against the law to marry the person you love. it belongs to the immigrants, young and old, who come to this country in search of a better life. and it belongs to little girls who have the joy of watching their mothers, like i did, by their first home. [applause] the american dream belongs to winning florida, now declares they will not win florida. we are going to again vote for president barack obama. tonight, we cast proudly our number of votes being 296 for the next president and still the president of united states, barack obama. >> thank you. florida cast's 296 votes for barack obama. one of those votes is from our
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all of us. and if we can work together, and stand together, and vote together on november 6 for president barack obama, that is a dream we will put in reach of all our people. thank you. [cheers and applause] great chairwoman of the democratic national committee. georgia. you have 124 votes. >> madame secretary, i am proud to serve as the chair of the democratic party of georgia. the great state of georgia has a rich history which has weaved into the fabric of america. ♪ >> i get letters from kids all across the country who came here when they were five, came here when they were eight, parents to president jimmy carter to john lewis to the vision of [indiscernible] we understand the justice in society is not based on how it treats its richest but how it reaches that the -- how it treats its poorest. our delegation share has slipped as principal for this entire life. . it has lived his principal for his entire life.
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were undocumented. suddenly they come to 18, 19 years old, they realize, they feel american, i am american, the law does not recognize me as american. i'm willing to serve my country, fight for this country -- i want to go to college and better myself. i am at risk of deportation. it is heartbreaking. most recently, gave the benediction at one of the greatest moments in american history, the inauguration of president barack obama in 2009. ladies and gentlemen, here to cast our 121 votes is dr. joseph. [applause] >> because he has earned our trust, because he has served with a mindy and identity, it makes no sense to expel talented young people who have been raised as americans, i understand themselves to be part of this country. effective immediately, the department of homeland security is taking steps to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people. ♪ this is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our because he is in solidarity with working families, because his vision is clear, and his footsteps are sure, i am proud on behalf of georgia delegation to cast 121 votes for the 44th and the 45th president of the united states, barack obama.
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resources wisely but giving these people roll belief and hope, talented, patriotic young people -- as long as i'm president, i will not give up on this issue, not only because it is the right thing to do for our economy, not just because it is the right thing to do for our security, but because it is the right thing to do, period. [applause] >> thank you, reverend. it is an honor to receive your votes, 121. >> madam secretary, delong, home of -- guam, we will send it back to the house. we are proud to lend our voice in support of president obama's >> i am from san antonio, texas. [applause] like so many americans of all races and backgrounds, i was brought here as a child. i have been here ever since. i graduated as valedictorian of policy for a military buildup that has done right. we support our president's commitment to protect medicare for the elderly, for our president's commitment to stand up for the rights and dignity of working families, and also for a president who believes in our people's right of self- determination. the delegation proudly casts 12 votes for president barack
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my high school class at the age of 16. [applause] i went on to earn a double major at the age of 20. i know i have something to contribute to my economy and my country. i feel just as american as any of my friends or neighbors. obama. >> thank you. 12 votes for barack obama. hawaii, the president's birthplace. 35 votes. >> madam secretary, our beloved friend, to you and all the delegates here tonight to reelect president barack obama, we say, aloha. [applause] but i have had to live almost my entire life knowing i could be deported just because of the way i came here. president obama fought for the dream act to help people like me. [cheers and applause] and when congress refused to madam secretary, the state of the ally, the aloha state, casts 31 votes for our child of the islands, president barack obama. >> thank you. hawaii casts 35 votes for barack obama. idaho. you have 31 votes. [applause]
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pass it, he did not give up. instead, he took action so that people like me can apply to stay in our country and contribute. we will keep fighting for reform, but while we do we are able to work and pursue the american dream. [applause] president obama has fought for my community. it is my secretary, i a honor and privilege tonight to represent the great gem state of idaho. we grow world famous potatoes, build leading high-tech companies, where we are proud of our tribal nations, our fish, now it is my honor to introduce one of the leaders in my community who is fighting for him -- from her televised show to her magazines to her radio network, she is truly an icon. ladies and gentlemen -- and our timber. where our announced -- mountains touched the heavens and our rivers run clean and clear. where vibrant democratic party works diligently to make our community strong, to create the brightest possible future for our children. and, to turn our red state to bavaria -- to blue.
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♪ >> hello. well, wasn't that something. muchas gracias, and muchas gracias of the dreamers, all the young kids to study and do their we proudly casts all 31 votes for our president, the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> thank you. illinois. illinois, where the president has served so ably as your senator, you have 200 -- 215 homework. [cheers and applause] like most latinas, you know i am not afraid to speak my mind. through the years, i have asked people some very tough questions. i have tackle big issues on live tv. one thing i have never done until now was getting involved in politics. no, but this year is very different. in 2008 -- if that was an votes. >> madam secretary, illinois, the land of lincoln, and the land of president barack obama, the land of united states senator dick durbin, secretary
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important election, it is nothing compared to 2012. nothing. [applause] like benita, i know what it is like to come to this country at a young age. i was struck years old when, like so many cubans, my parents fled the castro regime. viva cuba. for us, america meant freedom. of state jesse white, illinois, in november, will send six new members to the united states house of representatives. these people will vote for nancy pelosi to become the speaker of america was the place that said, it does not matter where you come from, it does not matter what your last name is, it does not matter if you drink coffee with milk. here, if you work very hard, error -- everything is possible. that is what i did. si se puede. even though i could not afford the united states house of representatives. illinois will send tammy duckworth, brad schneider, bill .oster, david gill illinois is proud to cast its
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to finish college, i got an interest of job -- internships job at a magazine. i turned that internships into a job and a job and to business and a television show that ended up with 100 million viewers in 40 different countries. [cheers and applause] si se puede. si se puede. 196 votes to the son of illinois, the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> thank you. illinois casts 196 votes, for our president, barack obama. indiana, you have 105 votes. >> madam secretary, greetings from the great state of indiana. gracias, for me -- the american dream is a promise. it is not just an idea. not just a theory. it is my life story. i know many dreamers. i want to pass that promise on to my grandchildren, dominick we are the heart of the heartland. i am the chairman of the indiana delegation. indiana has a rich political history with senior statesmen, like our senator who put title 9 into law. that change higher education in america and give women equal opportunities in public education.
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and christina maria. i want them to grow up in the kind of country that i grew up in. [cheers and applause] that is what this election is about. for the first time in my m life, the promise of america is in danger. nearly every part of governor romney's plan would put that american dream further out of reach. our tradition also includes representative lee hamilton, who served his district and our country 34 years in the united states congress, and then again after words as vice chairman of the 9/11 commission. that commission of strong, democratic leadership continues today and includes my friend, rep on dry carson of the seventh congressional district. in order to cut taxes for the very top, he would raise families for middle-class families,/education, cut student aid. governor romney would turn medicare from a guarantee into una livreta de compones -- a book of coupons. he would repeal of care reform, forcing losing -- millions of hispanics to lose insurance. 's plan is only pa >> president obama's commitment to the american auto industry save more than 150,000 jobs. his commitment to medicare, and social security, means whose years to not have to worry -- do not have to worry about their health and economic future is as their year's events. most of all, president obama's
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one word -- backward. we need to move forward. we need to re-elect our president obama. [cheers and applause] our president is an incredible man. he fights for us every single day. he helped prevent a second great vision that we must work together to overcome our greatest challenges reflects our common sense values. we fought hard in 2008 to deliver indiana as a democratic state for the first time in 44 years. we are determined to do it depression. he cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses. he fought for health care reform, which is already helping millions of americans to afford insurance. this education policies -- his education policies mean hispanics receive an estimated 150,000 more college scholarships. he is on our side. [cheers and applause] again. i am honored to announce that the great state of indiana proudly casts all 100 -- 101 votes for our president, barack obama. >> indiana casts 101 votes for our president, barack obama. >> iowa, where it all began. 65 votes.
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yes, we still have a lot to work to do. president obama has a detailed plan. you can find this plan on his website. it is a plan to grow our economy from the middle class out at the bottom up, not from the top down. a plan to invent -- invest in education. to invest in manufacturing. a plan to pass comprehensive immigration reform that >> thank you, madam secretary. in 2008, in the face of impossible odds, ireland's from small towns and big cities came together in support of a common belief that people who love this country can change it. what began as a journey in iowa became a national movement. focus on turning the shared responsibilities into shared prosperity. includes a path to citizenship. [cheers and applause] thank you. on immigration, governor romney's years -- this really freaks me out. his views could not be more extreme. he says that we should make life so unbearable for 11 million people that they simply self-deport. >> on september 28, i was will once again be the first state in the nation to cast their ballots for president barack obama. [applause] tonight, united by the progress we have made and the opportunity to continue that progress, i winds past 62 votes for barack obama.
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what is that? he said that arizona's immigration law should be a model for our country. [crowd boos] do not boo -- vote. [cheers and applause] he even made the architect of that horrible law and immigration adviser for his campaign. that was really smart. [applause] >> thank you, i what, and thank you for your young people. we appreciate them. kansas, you have 53 votes. >> madam secretary, the sunflower state, birthplace of the president's mother and his parent,s' early years, has a rich history in civil-rights and no protesting -- a vote. a vote. he has promised to repeal the dream act. this election is about many things, but if you want to understand the values of the two candidates, all you have to do is think about the beautiful lady that introduced me tonight. governor romney cause young people like her, at 27, illegal aliens. protecting our freedoms. kansans fought against slavery to be a free slate -- free state. cans of's families fought segregation -- kansas's families fought segregation. women first voted in city elections in 1887 and elected mayorate's first woman
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president obama calls and dreamers. [cheers and applause] that is the difference in this election. in closing, i am asking, all of my people, please join me. many of us come from countries where votes are not counted properly. in fact, they are not counted at all. here, we latinos have a very powerful voice, but only if we use it. [cheers and applause] in 1888. we ratified the equal rights amendment in the early 1970's. >> madam secretary, the great state of kansas, the home of the university of kansas, the kansas state wildcats, and the wichita arete university', that begins with making sure you are registered to vote. so i want to to go to gottavote.com or votemostodos.com in spanish. make sure your friends and families are bloated, too. -- registered, too. extraordinary proud of our former government -- governor, and secretary of health and human resources, and finally, kansans are proud of what eisenhower, and bob dole, whose moderation and common sense wisdom have been repudiated by the republican party and replaced by the extremism of n beck.mbaugh, glen back
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when you talk to your families and friends? would you fight for that dream all believe in? will you keep the promise of this country alive? estamos unidos -- let's do this together. muchas gracias. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> for all the reasons we have heard today and because we believe in the future, kansas proudly casts 51 votes for president barack obama. >> thank you, kansas. 51 votes for barack obama. kentucky, you have 73 votes. ♪ >> please welcome a co-founder and retired ceo of carmax. >> when we started carmax 19 >> madam secretary, the home of kentucky bourbon, kentucky derby, and championship basketball, kentucky, which, last year, showed the nation how democrats can win in the self, and where it, this year, we will reelect congressman
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years ago, we had a simple idea of making buying a used car transparent, easy, and honest. today, we have grown to be america's largest auto retailer, employing 17,000 people in 30 states. it is one of fortune's top 100 companies to work for. we worked hard to build and conceived an idea for carmax, but we did not do it alone. we succeeded because we had intensely committed associates, healthy and flexible capital john, kentucky, one of the highest-ranking states for job growth in the last year and home of a reinvigorated and rejuvenated audio -- auto industry thanks to president barack obama, and kentucky, the host of a one and only vice- presidential debate at center college on october 11, where markets, good roads and bridges that let us move products rapidly, a cooperative federal, state, and local governments that helped us have clear rules of the road and plans to grow our business. as a businessman, i know president obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth. i have seen him in action. when he took office, he inherited a massive structural deficit from his republican vice president joe biden will deliver a knockout punch to paul ryan, kentucky proudly casts its 72 votes for the next president of the united states, president barack obama. >> thank you, ky. 72 votes for barack obama. louisiana, we are glad you are
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predecessor, an economy in free fall, and most importantly for me personally, an auto industry on the verge of collapse. he president's decisive action led to rapid and successful restructuring of two of america's largest corporations, gm and chrysler. that did not to say the car companies. it helped prevent a domino effect that would have taken down everything in the auto industry, from factories that manufacture of auto parts to the here and you are safe. >> i am the chair of the louisiana delegation, who is fired up and ready to go. in its historic 200 years of statehood, the great state of louisiana, home of the southern -- es -- jack wires, fa dealers who sold the cars. he also launched targeted efforts that helped ordinary people buy cars again. altogether, these actions prevented over 1 million job losses and laid the groundwork for what is now a robust recovery of the american auto industry. [applause] the president deserves credit for this extraordinary success. i am determined to see that he gets it. [applause] as a businessman who focuses on strong democratic mayors and six of our largest cities, the sportsmen's power lies with citizens to continue to rise from the ashes of reverses it -- of adversity like a hurricane to treat a. -- katrina. with a determination to turn a
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facts, not political rhetoric, i think the choice in this election is clear. president obama has shown he has the vision to support average consumers and taxpayers. he understands that the consumer is the engine of economic growth, that business cannot prosper without them. that is why he has a plan to reduce the deficit, invest in infrastructure and education, give tax relief and benefits to average consumers, not the red state blew again, louisiana, [applause] >> louisiana casts 55 votes for barack obama. maine, 37 votes. >> madame secretary. maine is so pleased that you millionaires. that is what works. that is how we grow the economy from the middle out, not from the top down. as a businessman, i will tell you, mitt romney just does not get it. that is why i am voting to extend barack obama's management contract for four more years. [cheers and applause] thank you. have ceded all arab delegates in this convention on like our friends in tampa. maine turned red overnight in 2010 but we will turn blue and deliver all four of our electoral votes to the democratic candidate for the sixth election in a row. tonight we're honored to deliver 35 delegates for the nomination of president barack obama. [applause] casting 35u, maine,
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[chanting "four more years"] ♪ >> the u.s. auto industry is in votes for barack obama. maryland. 124 votes. [applause] >> madam secretary, mdaryland, dire straits. >> reports showed manufacturing industry hitting a 26-year low last month. >> things started falling into trouble. nobody is going to buy a car in that climate. we started seeing layoffs here and there. >> automakers are desperately waiting for a lifeline of thousands of workers in all sorts of industries are losing their livelihood. >> if i do not go to work anymore, the five or six suppliers around us go away. the gas stations go away. the land of the free and the home of the brave, the number one state for entrepreneurship, the number one state for four years in a row for public education in america has a great vote to cast here but we have a couple more things we would like to share with you. >> working with our great gov. martin o'malley, being -- having driven down violent crime by
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the richest source close. in less than a year, a place like lansing would be a ghost town. >> nobody knew where the teacher held. i was living from paycheck to paycheck, and that was an unemployment check. >> we were watching every day, waiting, please, please help us. >> the nation's struggling auto makers say they need a loan to keep them from bankruptcy. the president faces a staggering array of tough decisions. >> it was an unpopular thing to do. it got flak from all directions. 30%, made college education more affordable for the people are state, looking forward to the baltimore orioles' winning the world series, and the ribbons, the redskins beating in the super bowl. maryland, where we move forward, not back. and maryland, where we will reelect the greatest center in >> it will come as no surprise that some americans who have suffered the most have been those in the auto industry. we cannot and must not, and we will not, let our auto industry simply vanish. >> i remember the day president obama came on tv and said he was going to give the auto loan. i said, oh my god, we're getting our own. >> my friends and i were sitting there -- we all screamed and danced around like fools. the world, ben cardin -- senator in the world, ben cardin. quex in the chair of the maryland democratic party. votesbably cast our 127 for president barack obama. >> thank you, maryland. casting 124 boats for obama. -- votes for obama.
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money is coming back to work. >> president obama give us the tools and we went with it. we came back to work, we had a fire to do well. a fire to do well. >> good evening. the president saluted the official return of america's auto industry. >> we came back with a vengeance. >> auto sales topped estimates massachusetts, you have 136 votes. >> madam secretary, i am boston city councilor iyana presley. the great commonwealth of massachusetts, under the leadership of gov. patrick is first in the nation. >> first in the nation in education. first in clean energy, and the first -- birthplace of the united states of america. in june. as of tonight, general motors is back on top. >> we came from the scariest moment in our life to the most triumphant. >> the day chrysler paid back the loan, one of the proudest moments i had working at chrysler. everybody working together, from the ceo down to the janitors, to make our company survive. we made a promise. the president made a promise. we would make good on it. >> note that against -- do not >> former home to the late, great senator ted kennedy, the land of the senate. -- lion of the senate. >> home of the bruins. proud to cast 128 votes for president barack obama. [cheers and applause] . >> thank you, massachusetts.
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bet against the american people. do not bet against the american worker. >> day leader is somebody who hears the people. >> president obama heard that. >> he showed the kind of leadership and character that is required in a president who will do what is best for the group and not necessarily himself. >> going back to work -- i have seen new businesses go up. when we do good, everybody does casting 128 votes for barack obama. michigan, where our auto industry is back. you have 203 votes. >> madam secretary, i am state theesentative rochita, first muslim american woman elected to the state legislature. the home of the u.s. auto industry, arrested by president barack obama. get. >> are we better than we were four years ago? we are better. we will be even better if we keep going forward. that is president obama. [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome karen from hubbard, ohio. >> for almost 20 years i have been a frappe -- proud member of the uaw local 1112. michigan, whose economy has been powered by generations of immigrants. madam secretary, mich. proudly casts 203 votes for president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you, michigan. 203 boats for barack obama. minnesota. you have 107 votes. >> madame secretary.
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[cheers and applause] i am a second-generation autoworker. i am proud. thanks to president obama, i still am. my mom retired from gm after 30 years, and my brother worked there, too. everybody there is like family. we look out for each other, not just because we are gm or because we are ohio, but we are american. [applause] minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, 80,000 farms, and nine summer olympics medals. minnesota, the home of the minnesota lynx. the home of vice-president when the auto industry was on its last legs, i was laid off. i was terrified. how was i going to go back to my daughter and my two boys, or pay my mortgage? how is the valley going to survive when so many of us were out of work. so many of us would lose what we worked so hard for. the answer was not obvious. the solution was not popular. president obama did not think about the polls or the politics. walter mondale. a champion of civil rights, civil liberties, and midwestern stability. minnesota public cast our 99 votes for barack obama and joe biden. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, senator. minnesota casts 107 votes for our president, barack obama. mississippi.
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he thought about the people. [applause] because he put himself in our shoes, we are back on our feet. some said we should not rest to the auto industry. president obama knew he had to save it to move our country forward. today i am back at work. three kids building cars in -- mississippi, you have 45 votes. >> madam secretary, you will understand when mississippi passes at this point for ohio. >> thank you. mississippi passes to ohio. ohio, you have 191 votes. >> thank you. we are building the cars of the future, like the chevy cruze. gm did not just pay back our outstanding loans, we paid them back ahead of schedule. the valley is thriving again. [applause] president obama has the same work ethic and values as my co- workers at gm, my neighbors in ohio. he knows we are all in this madam secretary, i am chairman of the ohio democratic party. ohio from the bay tp portsmouth, to portsmouth. by electing a president as we did in 2008. the home of american heroes and american icons. the home of neil armstrong and john glenn. the home of senator sherrod brown and gov. ted strickland.
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together. he believes in us. he stood up for us. i am proud and honored to stand here tonight for him. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome bob king, president of and ohio, in spite of rec -- mitt romney's efforts, they home of the chevy cruise and jeep and 850,000 jobs. ohio, madam secretary, cast all 188 votes for the next president and vice-president of the united states. barack obama. >> thank you. ohio casts 188 votes for barack united auto workers. [applause] >> to serve in both houses of the congress with margaret chase smith -- she said, the right way is not always be popular or the easy way. standing for rights when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. obama. ♪ celebrate good times, come on ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, i have been informed that barack obama is now our party's official
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margaret chase smith was a republican, but a very different kind than those republicans trying to overtake our country now. [applause] in some of america's darkest economic days since the great depression, and in the face of tremendous political venom, president obama met the test of moral character. nominee for president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] congratulations, mr. president. congratulations, america. on november 6, we will reelect you to lead our nation forward. we will now continue and complete our roll-call of he stood up for what -- not for what was popular and easy, but for what was right. [applause] he stood for and with american workers, not just auto workers, but 1 million workers in the towns all across america. workers who, if the industry delegations. mississippi. mississippi, how generous of you to share this moment with ohio. you have 45 votes. >> thank you. you understand now why we deferred to ohio. we want to leave tonight unified. ohio, you are now charged with making sure that barack obama
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went under, would not be able to put food on the table. we all remember what those days were like when president obama took office. workers waiting anxiously as their companies announced layoffs. banks refusing to loan. car sales were collapsing. it was not just auto companies carries your state. [cheers and applause] madam secretary, i would like to yield to the oldest elected official attending this convention, as well as the oldest delegate attending this convention to cast the votes for the mississippi delegation. >> the number of votes from that were struggling to survive. so were those companies making parts and selling cars. small businesses that rely on auto workers as customers like diners and barbershops had to close down. unfortunately, most republicans advocated doing nothing. what did mitt romney said? you all know this, he said, let detroit go bankrupt. mississippi was 42. for barack obama. [applause] >> thank you, thank you so much. mississippi casts 45 votes for barack obama. missouri, the show-me state. you have 102 votes.
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[crowd boos] in strong contrast, president obama to action, -- took action, putting together a rescue team, demanding real change and sacrifice from everyone involved, from management, from labour, from suppliers, from debt holders, from dealers, >> madame secretary. i am chair of the missouri democratic party. the great state of missouri, the show me state. the home of the world champion world series champions, the settlers cardinals but also the home of the greatest institution of learning in the free world, the university of missouri tigers. also home to our great congressmen, a vandal cleaver -- everybody involved. it was not universally popular, but it was absolutely right. [applause] president obama's strong leadership saved a million jobs. this -- since june of 2009, this industry has added a quarter of a million jobs. the auto industry is thriving emanuel cleaver and gov. jay nixon. as well as our great senator, clear-clear casco -- claire mckaskill. -- mccaskill. we, the show-me state asks our
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again. these are good, middle-class jobs in the glass, plastic, steel -- jobs making things for an economy built to last. [applause] record -- at bain capital, the corporate buyout firm he founded, too often has nation to show was an barack obama back to the white house for four more years. we hereby stand with our president and unanimously cast our 99 delegates and votes for our president and ex-president, barack obama. >> thank you, missouri. missouri casts 99 votes for barack obama. montana. you have 31 votes. made their money, not by but byg covere companies up taking them apart. too often, the workers ended up in the street, even as romney and his partners made millions of dollars. earlier this week, we celebrated labor day. many people forget what this holiday is and why it was created. it was about safe workplaces, >> madam secretary, in the state of montana, the big blue sky is not the only theing that is blu. eight out of nine are -- of elected leaders are democrats. but senator max baucus, senator tester, gov. bryant schweitzer, attorney-general steve bullock
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health care, the 40-hour workweek, middle-class jobs, standards that all of us believe in. but the standards did not just happen. they happened because generations of workers and people fought for, and in some cases died for, the right to organize and the rights to who took montana's fight against citizens united to the united states supreme court and leaders like denise juno, the first american indian elected to statewide office. >> montana is proud to have a to tribal nations within our state's boundaries and we have many of their members here with us tonight. montana has a long tradition of collectively bargain. [cheers and applause] president obama strongly supports these basic human rights because these rights are good for all americans. strong unions and collective bargaining -- strong unions and women leaders and we are continuing that tradition with a strong field of candidates for statewide office in 2012 including kim gillan, state and pammonica levine, busey. in montana is the year of the woman and we will deliver the votes to elect democrats.
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collective bargaining have lifted millions of people out of poverty. and have built the great american middle class. it is the middle-class that keeps america's democracy and the economy strong. the republicans -- just look at >> madam chairman, i am senator perigoy, a proud member of the crow nation, montana casts wisconsin. the republicans want to take us back, back to a time when workers could not stand up for themselves, when workers could not speak with one voice, when workers could not speak up for fairness, justice, and middle- class opportunity. that is why unions matter. [cheers and applause] its 30 votes for the next president, barack obama. >> montana casts 30 votes for president barack obama's. nebraska. you have 44 votes. >> madam secretary, i am state senator council, of the 11th obama-ha.n
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i am so proud to be a union member. and i am so proud, i am so proud to represent the men and women of the uaw. [applause] because of president obama's the only red state in the nation his legislature be down the oppressive voter i.d. law. nebraska, the great state, the cornhuskers state, who will return bob carey to the u.s. senate. nebraska, the great state who moral courage and leadership, america's auto industry is roaring again, leading the american economic recovery. an industry we call the arsenal of democracy is driving us to new prosperity. this november, america faces a clear choice about what kind of country we want to be. the choice for working families will elect john ewing as the second congressional district rep. a congressional district that in 2008, delivered a blue dot out of a sea of red and we're prepared to do it again. it is my great honor on behalf of this delegation, to cast all
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is clear. we must reelect president barack obama. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> please welcome former employees of companies controlled by romney possible bain capital. 43 votes from nebraska. >> nebraska casts all 44 votes -- 43 votes for president barack obama. new hampshire. 35 votes. >> thank you, madam secretary. new hampshire, the home state of the first in the nation primary. bain capital. >> we just heard from bob king about president obama's record of creating jobs. i want to talk about it romney's record of cutting jobs. mitt romney once said, i like to fire people. i can tell you from personal experience -- he does. new hampshire, the proud summer home of that great american leader congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. new hampshire, home of america's most popular democratic governor gov. john h. lynch and isn't -- this november, we will elect a democratic woman to be our governor. and we will send her a majority
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on july 5, 1994, mitt romney and his partners at bain capital fired me and more than 350 of my co-workers. s]rowd boos it came without any warning. they brought in security guards to walk us out of our planned. we were not even allowed to take personal items. they had a job applications and said, if we want to, we will let you know. the truth is some folks were hired back -- lower wages, fewer of democrats and get rid of those tea party majority in the new hampshire legislature. and in november, led by our senior center, new hampshire will be joined in ellenton -- electing carol porter, and we will have the first all female congressional delegation. in this november -- and this benefits, no retirement. many others were not. seven months later, they close out plans for good. what effected me most was having guys the age i am now come to my desk and cry. guys who had nothing to fall back on. i do not think mitt romney is a bad man. i do not fault him for the fact that some companies win and some november, the greatest state will stand rock-solid with barack obama and joe biden. new hampshire pro dicasts all -- proudly casts all 35 votes for president barack obama. >> new hampshire casts 35 votes for brett drama. -- barack obama. nevada.
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companies lose. that is a fact of life. what i fault him for is making money without a moral compass. [applause] i fault him for putting profits before people like me. but that is just romney economics. america cannot afford romney economics. mitt romney will stick it to working people. nevada, you have 44 votes. >> madam secretary, i am roberta lang, chair of the democratic party in the great state of nevada. [cheers and applause] home to its favorite son, majority leader harry reid. it is my privilege tonight to introduce to you the next united states senator from the state of barack obama is sticking up for working people. it is as simple as that. that is why i am supporting him for a second term as president. [cheers and applause] >> when it mitt romney first announced he was running for president, i had no idea who he was. then i learned he was the ceo of bain capital, and that sure got nevada, our congresswoman, shelle berkeley. >> i am shelley berkeley. nevada is known as the battle borne state. we are fighters and we will continue to fight alongside
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my attention real fast. i used to work at a plant in miami that governor romney bought with his partners from bain. isa used to because not long after they bought it romney and has partners shut our plant down and drove our company into bankruptcy. [crowd boos] our company, dade behring, was a big part of our community. barack obama for america's middle class families by creating good paying jobs, protecting medicare and social security and ending tax breaks for corporations that should american jobs overseas, and that is why nevada is proud to cast all 43 votes for our president, barack obama. >> thank you, nevada. casting 43 votes for barack obama. there were folks who had been at the plant for 20 years. by the time romney and his partners were done, we had lost 850 jobs in florida. it was a really difficult time for me and for my co-workers. but not for governor romney and his partners -- while we watched our jobs disappear, they ultimately walked away with more than 200 and -- $240 million. new jersey. [cheers and applause] new jersey has 172 votes. >> madam secretary, i am chair of the new jersey democratic party, home of the garden state, a state of lush farms and beautiful beaches and beautiful forests.
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[crowd boos] of course, i understand. some companies are successful, others are not. that is the way our economy works. but it is wrong when dedicated and productive employees feel the pain while folks like mitt romney make profits. so, when mitt romney talks about his business experience, remember, it is not experience pauma of rutgers university. -- home of rackers university. -- rutgers elaris a. we are at diversity, we have a bill first electric, and we have a diverse set of elected officials representing us and i am proud to turn over the casting of our boats to oriented state senator, senator robert menendez. >> madam secretary, the great creating a good paying jobs. it is experience cutting jobs. it is experience shutting plants. it is experience making millions of dollars by making life tough for for hard-working americans. that is not the kind of experience we need in the white house. we need a president who will create good paying jobs and make state of new jersey, the garden state, the home of thomas edison, where education and invention still works together to produce opportunities to grow our middle-class, and discoveries to improve the lives of all people, proudly cast its 172 votes for that champion of education, of opportunity, of invention, and
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sure everyone has a fair chance. we need president barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> good evening. a special greeting to my fellow minnesota and. to the hard-working missourans our middle class, president barack obama. >> new jersey casts 172 votes for barack obama. thank you, new jersey. new mexico. you have 50 votes. >> madam secretary, my name is javier gonzales and in the chair of the great state of new mexico. and the democratic anchor of why was privileged to represent for so many years. i'm david foster, and i was a steelworker for 31 years. for 15 years, i lay a brick and tapped the furnaces and did all of that hard, dirty work that turn molten metal into the cars and bridges and buildings that make america what it is today. the southwest. we are the home of the oldest capital in the southwest, the only place where you can view that trail of billy the kid while sitting in the hot air balloon. we will in 2012 sent representative martin heinrich to the u.s. senate to continue the legacy of the retiring jeff
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i also led the steel workers in a 13-state negotiations, including gst steel in kansas city, a 100-year-old company that was bought by mid romney and his's -- b atain capital in 1993. that is a story i wish i did not have to sit -- tell. but america needs to know the truth. when romney and bain took over bingaman and support the strong work of senator tom udall. elect michelle grisham and help evelyn madrid fight for the democratic values of the southern district. we will return our no. 7 ted -- our representatives to washington. the great state of new mexico will hold onto our democratic the mill, they loaded it up with millions in debt. in months, they use some of that borrowed money to pay themselves millions. in a decade, the debt kept growing and it was so large that the company was forced into bankruptcy. they fired 750 steel workers while they pocketed $12 billion in profits. [crowd boos] state senate and increase our majority in the statehouse. because for voters in mexico, it is not a choice between red or blue but simply a choice between red or green. delegation is reflective of the best of our country, madam secretary. we are hispanics, we are native americans, we're african- americans, we are anglo, we are lgbt, people with disabilities,
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a steelworker at gst would have had to work 240 years to make that much money. in 2001, with gst bankrupt and romney still ceo of bain, i had to stand in a rented auditorium in front of hundreds of steel workers in their 50's and 60's, retirees and widows in this 70's and 80's, and tell them, romney and bain have broken their veterans, immigrants, seniors, and women, and most importantly, madam secretary, we are all democrats. [cheers and applause] madam secretary, it is my honor and privilege as chair of our great party and cherish them the new mexico delegation, in our 100th year of statehood, to probe the cast of 48 votes for our president and the next president of the united states, promises. jobs, vacation pay, severance, health insurance, pension benefits that were promised, they were all gone. now, some companies succeed, some company succeed, others failed. i know that. but i also know this. we do not need a president who barack obama. >> new mexico casts 48 votes for barack obama. new york. the empire state. 384 votes. >> madame secretary. i am sheldon silver, speaker of the new york state assembly.
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fires steelworkers or says, let detroit go bankrupt. [cheers and applause] we need the leadership, we need the leadership of a man who during the darkest hours for america's auto industry rolled up his sleeves, risked his presidency, and saved over 1 million good auto jobs. we need, we need barack obama. i am joined by our great state democratic co-chair s. the great progressive state of new york, engine of opportunity, cragle of civil rights, model of the american dream, led by the finest, most dynamic governor in america today, governor andrew thank you. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> please welcome maryland congressman chris van hollen. [applause] >> four more years. cuomo. [cheers and applause] guided by our distinguished senior united states senator, charles schumer and kirsten gillibrand. [applause] our outstanding congressional delegation, and attorney-general
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a week ago today, paul ryan accepted his party's nomination for vice president. he is the chairman of the house budget committee. i lead the democrats on the committee. we have sharp differences over policy, but we get along well. i will admit -- i was glad that paul was peck. i hope it would result in a serious debate about the choice eric schneiderman. we, the empire state of democracy and diversity, we are democrats, we're standing up for working families from the shores of lake erie to long island sound. from the peaks of our north country to the rivers of our southern tier. we are innovators and achievers. before us. then i heard his acceptance speech. it kept the fact checkers up all night. you remember the republicans have this gigantic clock in the arena, showing the size of the national debt. paul told america, if you elect republicans, we can fix that. we're building a brighter future in cities such as buffalo and rochester. syracuse and binghamton, utica and albany, through the historic hudson valley to new york city. [cheers and applause] or the adirondack forest --
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but, if paul ryan was being honest, he would have pointed to that debt clock and said, we built that. [cheers and applause] because here are the facts. when president clinton left office, america had a projected surplus of trillions of dollars over the next decade. where the adirondack forest stands majestically, niagara falls -- >> new york, you have 384 votes. how do you cast them? >> it rises gloriously with immense pride, we cast all of our throats for the present and future leader of the great nation, president barack obama. >> thank you, new york. then came to wars, to tax cuts tilted to the wealthy, -- two wars, two tax cuts tilted to the wealthy, and a new entitlement. republicans did not pay for any of this. paul ryan voted for all of it. on top of that, they left behind an economy in a freefall. so when president obama took 384 votes for barack obama. north carolina. our wonderful host. north carolina, you have 157 votes. how do cast them? >> madame secretary, the great and sovereign state of north carolina, the cradle of liberty, is delighted to host the democratic convention in charlotte, north carolina.
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office, the republicans handed him the bill. projected deficits of trillions of dollars. congressman ryan, america is literally in your debt. [applause] so president obama went to work. he established a bipartisan commission to get smart folks from both parties together to >> madam secretary, north carolina, the state where our great -- of our great governor and our senator kay hagan, where the weak grow strong and the strong growth rate. where we will select walter delton -- dalton our next governor. where we voted for barack obama in 2008, and where we will develop a plan to reduce the deficit down to grow jobs. guess what? it works. they produced a balanced, bipartisan plan that would cut $4 trillion from the deficit. you know, lots of republicans voted for it. including senator cockburn from oklahoma. paul ryan -- paul ryan was on that commission. he voted against that plan. carry north carolina again in 2012, to keep this recovery going, to keep our american dream alive. north carolina proudly casts 152 votes for barack obama for president of these united states. >> north carolina pro the cast 152 votes for barack obama.
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last week, paul ryan criticize the president for not acting on the bipartisan plan that he himself opposed. then, he said president obama does not have a plan to reduce the deficit. the president does have a plan. here it is, right here in my hand. thank you again for this welcoming city. north dakota. 27 votes. >> madam secretary, i am senator kent conrad. north dakota is where the formation has helped us reduce our dependence on foreign oil. north dakota is also the breadbasket for our nation. the president submitted this plan to the congress. it is on the internet. president obama's planned uses the bipartisan commission's balanced approach. it reduces the deficit by more than $4 trillion, cutting spending and asking those at the top to pay the same rates they did under president clinton. when we created nearly 23 north dakota is the home of heidi highchamp, our outstanding candidate for the united states senate and our kendig for the congress of the united states. -- candidate for the congress of the united states, and ryan taylor, our great candidate for governor of north dakota. madam secretary, in north dakota, we remember that george
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million jobs and balance the budget. so, when paul ryan told america that president obama did not have a plan, that was false. the truth is, he and mitt romney just do not like the present's plans. they both pledged -- they pledged they would never, never ask millionaires to pay one more bush brought us to the brink of financial collapse and that barack for that reason, north dakota casts a unanimous balance of 25 votes for president barack obama. >> north dakota casts 25 votes dime to reduce our deficit. mitt romney even said he would reject a budget with $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in new revenue. now, a third grader can do the math. if you refuse to ask the wealthiest to pitch again, then you hit everybody else much harder. that is exactly what the romney- ryan plan does. for president barack obama. oklahoma. oklahoma, you have 50 votes. >> madam secretary, chair of the oklahoma democratic party. where we proudly proclaimed that we are the home of the great cherokee philosopher will rogers. we are also proud of the great diversity within our delegation and we are also very proud of
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you know, they call their plan brave. bald. courageous. i ask all of you, b you itsold to give -- is eight -- it bold to give millionaire's another tax cut off forcing seniors to pay more for medicare? is it brave to reward companies to ship jobs overseas or cutting education here at home? the unity of our delegation as opposed to what happened in florida last week. >> we are proud to be the home of the people -- woody g uthrie. >> madam secretary, i and the principal chief of the cherokee nation. [applause] my fellow delegates and i is it courageous to raise taxes on middle-class families while giving tax cuts to people with swiss bank accounts? look, mitt romney and paul ryan's obsession with tax breaks for the wealthy is part of a rigid ideology. give people like mitt romney a break and hope that something will trickle-down and left probably cast all of our 49 votes for the best president in indian country and for indian country ever, the people's president, barack obama. >> thank you, oklahoma. oklahoma casts 49 votes for barack obama. oregon. you have 84 votes. >> madam secretary, i am senator
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others up. but this theory crashed in the real world. we all lived through the recession, when jobs went down and the deficit went up. when they say they will turn around the economy, beware. they need a u-turn. back to the failed theory that lifted the yachts while the other boats ran aground. [applause] ron widen, accompanied by two outstanding colleagues. madam secretary, oregon, that once sat at the end of the oregon trail, as now in the forefront of american innovation. oregon, capping the potential of every kind of renewable energy, and do not abide the law -- buy the lie that asking the wealthy to contribute more is punishing success. it is asking them to share responsibility for reducing the deficit. it is about growing the economy, not from the top down, but from the middle out and the bottom up, making success possible for all americans. [applause] this election is a choice. including bio, wind and hydropower, is fueling the growth of america's manufacturing jobs. oregon, where the nation and -- admires chip kelly and craig robinson's beavers. oregon, which guarantees every
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that choice will determine whether america is a place where people climb the ladder of opportunity and pull it up behind them, or whether it is a place where people who reach the top help the next person up. which america do you believe in? you know the facts. you know the choice. you know what we have to do. single citizen the right to vote by mail with greater participation and greater ballot integrity. a system where anybody eligible to vote is actually allowed to vote. therefore, madam secretary, on reelect barack obama. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome -- behalf of this incredible team of delegates, advocates for better and stronger america, i cast or again -- oregon's 84 votes for the one candidate who believes in america's vision for a stronger america. >> working cast -- orgeon casts -- >> our president, barack obama. >> thank you, oregon.
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from los angeles, california. y[applause] >> some of you may remember that earlier this year republicans shut me out of my hearing on pennsylvania. 260 votes. >> madam secretary, and joined as the chairman of this delegation by the mayor of philadelphia, one of our vice vhairs and by congresswoman allyson schwartz. and our third by a share, -- contraception. they did not hear from a single woman, even though they were debating an issue that affects nearly every woman. because it happened in congress, people notice, but it happens all the time. to many women are shut out of silence-- and silenced, so while third share. and our whip from philadelphia. pennsylvania, the state that will help to reelect barack obama in 2012, the state where the constitution was born, the state where the labor movement was born. [applause] the state where today we are proud that our great institutions of higher education are helping to build
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i am honored to be at this podium, it could easily have been any one of you. i am here because i spoke out, and this system for each of us must speak out here again we have heard about two profoundly different futures that could and create the high-tech jobs of the future. pennsylvania, speaking of birthplaces, the birthplace of vice president joe biden. [applause] i will not go on. [laughter] but i have the honor to turn over the decision about our boats to the youngest delegate -- our votes to the youngest delegate, felicia -- alicia clayborn. >> thank you. pennsylvania is honored to cast 242 votes for our president, barack obama. >> thank you. pennsylvania casts 242 votes for barack obama. puerto rico. 67 votes. >> madam secretary, puerto rico
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await women in this country. and how one of those looks like an oensive, obsolete relic of our past. they are not imagined. the future could become real. in that america, your new president could become a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence of private citizens and on which hate, a man who will not stand up to those slurs or any of the victim did not voices in his own party. it would be an america in which you have a vice president who is a co-sponsor of until the allows pregnant women to die of preventable deaths in our emergency rooms, and america in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure evasive ultrasounds we do not want and today, this delegation with the highest percentage of young democrats as delegates in this convention nationwide to support our amigo, a good amigo of the people of puerto rico and 4.6 ans all overto ricn the nation during >> puerto is the land of sonia sotomayor, the first latina in the supreme court. we are standing here with two extraordinary democratic leaders, our secretary of state and our commonwealth candidate for governor. madam secretary, we stand ready
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our doctors say we do not need, and america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. victims are victimized all over again, in which someone decides which domestic violence victims deserve access to service and which do not. rico problem casts 66 votes in favor of the president of the united states, barack obama and vice president joe biden. rex thank you, puerto rico. thank you freer 66 votes. rhode island. -- for your 66 votes. rhode island, you have 40 votes. we know what does america would look like, and in a few short months, that as the america we could be, but that is not the america we should be, and it is not who we are. [applause] we have also seen another america we could choose. in that america, we would have >> thank you mica secretary. i and the speaker of the rhode island house of record does this -- house of representatives. our motto is hope. tonight this powerful delegation is full of hope. we hear cory booker speak of a and -- not because he has to but because he is family.
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the right to choose the reagan -- to choose. it is an america in which no one can charge of more than a man for the same health insurance. no one could deny us affordable access to the cancer screening that could save our lives, in which we decide when to start our families, and america in which our president, when he when we hear of mayor castro talk about the opportunity that the hard work his mother presented and the respect our president has education and opportunity that brings, we are full of hope. we hear about the first lady speak of the concern that our president has for each and everyone of us, no matter what our political persuasion may be, this delegation is full of hope. madam secretary, when i look around this convention and i seek the diversity of the hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters, and not thihis delegates or donors, a president who's danced with all women -- who stand with all women who, and strangers come together and members here, knowing how that is reflective of this wonderful and great nation of ours and that our strength divides -- gives and that diversity and that derives the strength for our future going board. i proudly stand here with our senior center, jack reid. and dean a delegation. our attorney-general and our young but dynamic chairman.
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lift her up. instead of trying to silence her, you invite me here. and you give her this microphone to amplify our voice. that is the difference. gover the last six months i have on behalf of the hope that the president of the night states and bodies in the promise of the element of the drama -- of the dream, we cast 35 votes for the president of the united states, barack obama para >> thank you, rhode island. vote island has 35 votes. island has 35 both. south carolina. seen what these futures look like, and six months from now we are all going to be it who living in one future or the other, but only one, a country where our president either has aur backs or turns his attacbac country that honors our foremothers by moving us forward the home of the honorable yvette child who in 2008 whispered to the president -- fired up. ready to go. fired up. ready to go. >> you have 62 votes. >> madam secretary, and a great state of south carolina, the
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or one that forces are generation to read fight battles we already one -- to re-fight the battles we already won, a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where the freedom does not apply to our bodies or to our voices. we talk often about choice. ladies, and gentleman, it is now state where the fired up ready to go chant was organized, we want you to know that if the halls of none other than our great congressman james clyman. tonight we are honored and proud to give all 62 votes to none other than our president, barack obama. time to choose. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the former ceo and co- founder of costco. >> thank you, south carolina. south carolina gives all 62 votes to barack obama. south dakota. south dakota, 29 votes. >> madam secretary, the great state of south dakota, the rushmore state, the state that gave us senator george mcgovern, here is the call of the next great generation of americans.
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♪ >> good evening, everyone. i am here tonight to share my story with you. i grew up in pittsburgh. good i graduated from a public high school, attended community college at the state university i. it's my first job was at a we came of age in this new millennium. we elected barack obama president in 2008. we are the change we were waiting for. and this is what changed looks like. that is why tonight south dakota is proud and excited to cast all 29 votes to renominate our great retail warehouse, and then a for a and i had an idea small business we would start in seattle, washington. [applause] a warehouse store that would survive our members with great products and low prices while treating our employees fairly . president, barack obama, for four more years as president of the united states of america. >> thank you, south dakota. south dakota cast 29 votes for barack obama. tennessee. >> madam secretary, from the volunteer state, i proudly stand to nominate.
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today our small company has been blessed with success. costco is the fifth largest retailer in the u.s. and the seven largest in the world. [applause] in tampa last week we heard all about job creators, but at our company and we recognize that tennessee, the home of former vice president al gore, and president andrew jackson, founder of our democratic party. the state where in 1920, lead finally recognized the right of our women to vote by ratifying the 19th amendment to our constitution. job creation requires time, and investment, and commitment to the long term. it requires companies but the plan and grow, not executives have read and run -- that reap and run. that is how we do our part to build an economy but laughs. we have created over 116,000 american jobs at costco, and he didn't know that in tennessee, we have already elected to women to our major cities. our very own mayor madeleine and mayor macmillan of clarksville. tennessee is home to the grand ol opry, the mother church of country music, jack daniels, elvis presley, graceland, and stacks of records -- and staxx
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during the next 12 months, we expect to add another 7000. we are proud costco pays the highest wages among our peers, that we provide benefits and health care packages that are second to none, and just as importantly, that we have grown our business by promoting from within, so we are not just records. tennessee is home to brett taking natural vistas -- breath taking natural vistas. because we believe in president obama's vision and we believe that opportunity creates prosperity, and that made street should play by the same role that wall street -- excuse me, and little tired, should play giving costco people jobs. we are empowering them to build careers and support a middle- .lass family eas we know a thing or two about what it pays for business to succeed, for a company to do well by its shareholders. by the same rules as main street. we are here to cast our lot with barack obama because 350,000 of our children already cannot be denied insurance coverage due to pre-existing condition. 65,000 of our young people are now cared for on their parents' insurance. and in 2000 alone, 700,000 of our folks received three
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we want to be part of an economy built to last. they want the government that gets off the backs of businesses, and that is why many of them support the opposition with donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars, but i preventive care. -- free preventive care. madam secretary, the most diverse delegation in tennessee's history doorplate and unanimously knows that we are in this together and joyfully cast this 90 votes for barack obama. >> thank you, tennessee. think they have got it all wrong business needs a president who has covered the backs of businesses, a president who understands what the private sector needs to succeed, of president who takes the long view and make some tough decisions. that is why i am here tonight tennessee casts 90 votes for barack obama. texas. texas, bob strouss. 287 votes. how do you cast them? >> madam secretary, i and the
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supporting president obama, a president making an economy built to last. four conditions that are right, that requires something for all of us. they will tell you america needs chair of the democratic party of the great state of texas. -- i am share of the democratic party of the great state of texas. the home of congresswoman barbara jordan and a year julian castro. great texas democratic leaders and convention speakers whose ideals and diversity and commitment come straight from the heart of texas and the to be a nation with the best education center so workers can get the training they need to join or stay in the middle class. america also needs to be a nation the spurs research and innovation so our innovations of tomorrow are invented at home. good american needs to be a nation with affordable energy of all kinds of companies can keep democratic party. a state with a proud democratic legacy and a bright democratic future. a state with over 100,000 young dream at stevens yearning to share -- dream act students yearning to share in the future of our nation with pride and with hope. we cast our 282 votes for
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their costs down and their products moving. america also needs to be a nation with the most efficient transportation system, so people and goods can connect with markets. america needs to be a nation that pays down its debt in a balanced way so businesses have a predictable environment in president of barack obama para >> thank you. texas casts 282 votes for barack obama. utah. you have 34 votes. >> madam secretary, i and the utah state democratic party chair -- i am the utah state democratic party chair. the great state of utah hosts of which to plan, invest, and trade. america needs to be a nation with sensible immigration laws, laws that are a humane and practical, but held businesses retain qualified employees, and america needs to be a nation where everyone has the same rules of the road, so small the most successful winter olympic games ever, because of the astonishing commitments of 32,000 volunteers and $1.3 billion in taxpayer support and because we build that, as thrilled in honor of jim jod to
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businesses can compete with large and so small businesses can become big, so more start of succeed and fewer bubbles burst .tere these are the building blocks for our future, and that is why i am proud to stand with him. cast our 32 votes for president barack obama. >> thank you, utah. you talk casts 32 votes for barack obama. vermont. you have 27 votes. how do you cast them? >> madam secretary, i am patrick leahy, a native of the great state of vermont. a national leader in the fight for health care, energy three decades ago my business partner and i started a company. we sacrifice. give we struggled. we risk our own money. we relied on ourselves. our initiative and enterprise, this is in part why we succeeded. we did not build our company in a vacuum. and we built it on the greatest country on earth. efficiency and organics. home of the great lake champlain, the incomparable green mountains, the first state of the union to abolish slavery, the first state legislator to grant equal marriage rights to all citizens, the first state to be declared for president obama in 2008 with the highest percentage in the continental
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we built our company and a place it withnyone can make exi hard work and a little help from neighbors. i am here because costco's story is the american story, because it is a story but president obama is helping millions of dreamers and viewers writes for themselves, and i am here tonight because i believe he deserves for more years to help us write the next chapter. united states, vermont proudly casts all 27 votes for our president barack obama. >> thank you, vermont. vermont casts 27 votes. virgin islands. 13 votes. >> madam secretary, i and the state chairman of the virgin islands democratic party. and i rise on behalf of our co- share -- co-chairs and a half of thank you a very much. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome elizabeth warren. all the democrats and into the u.s. virgin islands located in the heart of the caribbean. and is proud caribbean americans, we ask all americans for their support to that one day we to make cast our vote for president of the united states. so from the hills and windmill's of st. croix, the wonderful shopping in st. thomas and the beautiful jeweled of saint john,
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[applause] >> thank you, thank you. i am elizabeth warren -- thank you. i am elizabeth warren, and this is my first democratic we would like to cast all 12 votes for the present and future president of the united states to also govern the greatest land on the face of the earth, the united states of america. >> thank you, virgin islands. virgin island casts 12 votes. virginia. this did that turn blue in 2008. -- the state that turned blue in convention. [applause] >> warren, warren, warren! >> i never thought i would run for the senate, and i never dreamed i would be the warm-up act for president bill clinton. 2008. you have a 124 votes. >> madam secretary, after 64 long years, virginia helped elect president barack obama. we are going to do it again in 2012.
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he is an amazing man who had the good sense to marry one of the coolest women on this planet. i want to give a shout out to the massachusetts delegate. i am counting on your to help me win and to help president obama win. i am here tonight to talk about medina, home of -- virginia, home to gabby douglas, home to two a great democratic united states senators. three one of zero congressmen -- wonderful congressman. home to former dnc chair. people who come home at night to cook dinner and help out with homework, people who can be counted on to help their neighbors, people who work their hearts out better of it against our hard-fought truths. i grew up on the ragged edges of and this year, home to a former governor, a great governor, a true problem solver and our next united states senator, kincaid. virginia proudly casts it's 118 votes for barack obama. >> thank you, mr. chairman.
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the middle class. my dad ended up a maintenance man. all three of my brothers served in the military. the third started a small business. waiting tables of 13 and virginia casts 118 votes for barack obama. washington. washington, where it true legend, speaker tom foley, speaks among us tonight. you have 120 votes. married at 19. i taught elementary school. i have a wonderful husband, two grade children, and three beautiful grandchildren, and i am grateful down to my toes for every opportunity america gave me. this is a great country. how do you cast them? >> madam secretary, from raymond to redmond, spokane to allensburg and so many of these other hometowns of these great washington state delegates, the great state of washington casts its 114 votes of the current and
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i grew up in an america of the invested -- that invested in a skit, -- in its kids, and america that created not social security and medicare so seniors could live in dignity, and america in which each generation build something solid so the next generation could build something better, but now for many years our middle-class future president of the united states, barack obama. >> washington casts 114 votes for barack obama. west virginia. my home state where ivo from barack obama -- where i vote for has been shipped, squeezed, and hammered. hickock to the construction worker i met from massachusetts -- talk to the construction worker i met from massachusetts. talk to the head of manufacturing worried about rising costs, to the student who work hard to finish his degree, and now he is drowning in debt. barack obama. you have 47 votes. >> madam secretary, also from the great state of west virginia, where more than 70% of elected officials are hard- working democrats who get the jobs done. might he did i turned 18 this week -- i am 18 this week and i
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their fight is my fight, and it is a rock obama's fight, to fight,-- barack obama's too. people feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful parts. they are right. the system is rigged. look around. am a proud to be the youngest delegate ever from west virginia. our young people are committed to being part of the democratic team that will make our future bright. i am honored and our delegation is honored to cast our 44 votes for president barack obama. >> thank you, west virginia. west virginia casts 44 votes for barack obama. wisconsin. oil companies a double down the billions in profits. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than their secretary, and wall street ceo's, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. does anyone here have a problem with that? i do, too. you have 111 votes. >> madam secretary, i and the chair of the great -- i am the chair of the great democratic party of wisconsin dairy degraded badger state where our champion, green bay packers,
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i talked to small business owners all across massachusetts, and not one of them made big bucks from the risky bet said brought down our economy. i spoke to firefighters, people who've lost their tales every day, and not one of them stashes have never won a super bowl without a democrat in the white house. were our iron brigade fought so all men and women could be freed. roby will always go forward and not back. we have the home of our next presenter, tammy baldwin. we proudly cast of 103 votes for their money in the cayman islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. these folks do not know repented that somebody else made more money. we are americans. good we celebrate success. we just do not want the game to be rigged. ago whena century president barack obama. >> thank you, a wisconsin dairy wisconsin casts 111 votes -- thank you, wisconsin. wisconsin casts 111 votes. wyoming. the final delegation vote tonight. you have 22 votes. >> madam secretary, we have all certainly been fired up tonight.
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corrosive read threatened our way of life, and the american -- threaten oureegreed way of life, americans came together. give we started to take children out of factories and put them in schools. we began to give meaning to the word consumer protection by making food and medicine saves, and we gave the little guy's a better chance to compete by i think now we are ready to go. this.'s finish wyoming, the cowboys state, rising from the plane's -- plains where folks have long since learned that to make it in rugged conditions, people have to work together and work things out together, learn that success preventing the big guys from reading the markets. goo americans are fighters. we are resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to in life must always be earned by hard work and smart work but also fostered by families, communities and the country. learn that those we can trust are those who are straight with us, proudly casts its 22 votes for president barack obama. >> thank you, wyoming.
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fight on allowable playing field -- on a level playing field, no one can stop us. president obama get it because he spent his life fighting for the middle class, and we know the economy does not grow from the top down but from the middle class out and from the bottom wyoming cast 22 votes for our president, barack obama harriet and thank you, delegates. our role call is now complete. we celebrate our successful nomination of our president, barack obama. and after our convention, we will returned home and work day and night to make sure that barack obama he remains in the white house for four more years. up. that is how we create jobs and reduce the debt. mitt romney wants to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, but for middle- class families taking on by their fingernails, his plan will hammer them with the new tax hike of of to $2,000 -- up to it has been an honor to serve as a secretary. [applause] corrine >> thank you, secretary
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$2,000. mitt romney wants to give billions in breaks to big corporations, but he and paul ryan would pulverize financial reform, dr. rice -- voucherize medicare and vaporize obamacare. it is clear -- i got mine. the rest of you are on your own. -- >> thank you, secretary during the trip for a big hand. the chair will now entertain the motion to have -- secretary chair. let's give her a big hand. the convention report -- to republicans say they do not believe in government. sure, they do. they believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. [applause] mitt romney is the guy that said corporations are people. no, governor romney, corporations are not people. show that barack obama is unanimously nominated. is there any discussion? no. hering none -- hearing none, all those in favor say aye. sll those opposed - the aye4 have it. the motion is adopted. barack obama has been invited to make an acceptance speech. i have been asked to inform you that president obama accept the nomination and will deliver his
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people have hearts. they have kids. they get 6. -- sick. they live, and they die, and that matters. that matters. [applause] that matters because we do not run this country for corporations. we run it for people, and that speech tomorrow night. and now for the benediction. >> dear god, we are grateful is why we need barack obama. [applause] after the financial crisis, president obama knew that we have to clean of wall street. for years families have been tricked by credit cards, fooled by student loans, and she did buy mortgages. i have an idea for the consumer protection agency to stop this. that our nation is founded on the highest principles of freedom and resourcefulness and creativity and ever renewed strength. we understand that those were the ideals stand alongside the commitment to compassion, to goodness, our sacred covenant to care for those who are bereaved and bereft, who are frightened,
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the big banks did not like this, and they marshall one of the biggest lobbying forces on earth to destroy the agency before it ever saw the light of day. american families did not have an army of lobbyists on our side. was thewe haven president, president obama leading the way. hungry, bewildered and lost, who seek shelter from the cold. as their profit isaiah taught us, she is -- defend the orphan and fight on behalf of the widow. we know that our plant is lifted not only to eliminate our way but to serve as a beacon to others that hear this land is a when the lobbyists were closing in for the kill, where rock obama -- barack obama planted his feet and stood firm, and that is how we won the right road -- how we won. just a few weeks ago that agency, one of the biggest place with the dreams of a weary world flourish and indoor -- and ou is a single moment, it touched, i glance
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credit card companies cheating its customers and made it give people back every penny it ook plus millions of dollars in fines. president obama believes in a level playing field. he believes in a country where nobody gets a free ride or a golden parachute, a country where anyone who has a great idea or roles of their sleeves has a chance to build a business, and anyone who works hard can raise a family. president obama believes in a country where billionaires pay their taxes just like their secretaries do. [applause] i cannot believe i have to say this in 2012, a country where women get equal pay for equal
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work. he believes in a country where everyone is held accountable, where no one can still your purse on main street or your attention on wall street. -- your pension on wall street. president obama believes in a country where we invest in the future so we can create new opportunities where the next kid can make it big and the next 1. we rooted in fairness.
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we build it together. i grew up in a methodist church and taught sunday school, and one of my favorite scriptures is to the least of your brothers you have done it to me. the passage teaches about us, that we areof bound to each other and that we are called to active, not to sit but to act together. senator ted kennedy understood that col. -- call.
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four years ago he addressed our convention for the last time. he said we never lost our believe we are all called for a better country and a newer world. generation after generation, americans have answered that call, and now we are called again. we are called to restore opportunity for every american. and we are called to give the american working families of fighting shia zero years and we are called to build something assault -- working families to have a fighting chance. alled to build something better. are you ready to answer this all?i [applause] are you ready for a level playing field?
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are you ready for another generation of americans that we can build a better country and a newer world. joe biden is ready. barack obama is ready. i am ready. thank you. [applause] >> please welcome back the chair of the democratic national convention, a los angeles mayor vallairagosa.rgos s
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>> pursuant to our nominating rules, only one candidate is qualified to be the nominated for our party who president of the united states. our next speaker will place before you that nomination. [applause] fax unemployment in june is the highest since march, 1984. good >> 10 million americans still unemployed. >> there is nothing wrong in america than not -- that cannot be cured by what is right in america. >> we believe invest in growth
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economics is better than trickle-down economics. we believe we should give people the kind of government they deserve, a government that works for them.
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